Victory High-Ball Specifications

2014 Rider’s Manual
Hammer® S
Hammer 8-Ball®
Vegas Jackpot®
Vegas 8-Ball®
High-Ball®
Victory Judge™
Victory Boardwalk™
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Copyright© 2013 Polaris Sales Inc.
All material in this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Due to constant improvements in the design and quality of production components, some minor discrepancies may result
between the actual vehicle and the information presented in this publication. Depictions and/or procedures in this
publication are intended for reference use only. No liability can be accepted for omissions or inaccuracies. Polaris
Industries reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice and without incurring obligation to make
the same or similar changes to previously manufactured vehicles. Any reprinting, reuse or redistribution of the
material in this document is expressly prohibited.
Features of VICTORY Motorcycles are covered by U.S. Patents: 6,976,691; 6,407,663; D489670; D482311;
D482304; D481980; D481973; D474142. Refer also to the patent label on the motorcycle.
The following are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc.: POLARIS, FREEDOM, HAMMER,
HAMMER 8-BALL, VEGAS, VEGAS JACKPOT, VEGAS 8-BALL, HIGH-BALL, VICTORY and VICTORY
MOTORCYCLES.
VICTORY JUDGE and VICTORY BOARDWALK are trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc.
DUNLOP is a registered trademark of Dunlop Tire Corporation.
Printed in U.S.A.
P/N 9924962
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WARNING
Improper vehicle use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
NEVER Operate:
• If you are under the age of 16 and without a driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement
• Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Off-road
• With more than one passenger (motorcycle must be equipped with passenger foot pegs)
• With weight that exceeds maximum weight rating
ALWAYS:
• Wear a helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants and over-the-ankle boots.
• Make sure any passenger reads and understands all safety labels.
• Be aware of your surroundings and driving conditions.
• Keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests when riding.
• Use only genuine VICTORY accessories designed for your model.
ALWAYS USE AN
APPROVED HELMET
AND PROTECTIVE
GEAR.
NEVER USE WITH
DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
READ RIDER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
Safety Training
Safety training is a top priority for POLARIS. POLARIS strongly encourages you to take a rider
education course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or another qualified instructor. The course
will help you develop or refresh your expertise in safe riding habits through instruction and riding.
For information on Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider education courses in your area, call 1-800446-9227 or visit their home page at www.msf-usa.org.
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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Component Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Instruments, Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Pre-Ride Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Polaris vehicle, and welcome to our world-wide family of
Polaris owners. We proudly produce an exciting line of utility and recreational products.
• Snowmobiles
• All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
• Low emission vehicles (LEVs)
• RANGER® utility vehicles
• VICTORY® motorcycles
• GEM® vehicles
For the safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle, be sure to follow the instructions and
recommendations in this rider’s manual. Keep this manual with the motorcycle, especially
when ownership changes. If your rider’s manual is misplaced or damaged, please purchase a
replacement from your VICTORY dealer.
All references in this manual to RIGHT, LEFT, FRONT or REAR are from the operator’s
perspective when seated in a normal riding position. If you have questions about the operation or maintenance of your motorcycle after you've read this manual, please see your VICTORY dealer. To locate the nearest authorized VICTORY dealer, call 1-800-POLARIS or
visit www.polaris.com.
VICTORY motorcycles comply with all federal, state and local safety and emission regulations for the area of intended sale.
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Safety
About the Rider's Manual
WARNING
Failure to follow recommended precautions and procedures could result in severe injury or death.
Always heed all safety precautions and follow all operation, inspection and maintenance procedures
outlined in this manual.
This rider’s manual contains information that is essential to safe riding and proper maintenance of your VICTORY motorcycle. Anyone who uses the motorcycle (operators and passengers) must read the rider’s manual before riding. Carefully read and understand the
information found in the Safety section. Understand and follow the procedures outlined in
the Maintenance section to keep your VICTORY motorcycle in top condition on the road or
in storage. Bring the manual with you when you ride. Following the precautions and procedures in the manual will add to your enjoyment and help keep you riding safely. If you lose
or damage this manual, you can purchase a new one through any authorized VICTORY
dealer. The rider’s manual should be considered part of the motorcycle and remain with it if
sold.
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Safety
Safety Terms and Signal Words
The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle.
Your safety and the safety of others is involved when these words and symbols are used.
Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual.
The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
DANGER
A DANGER indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate
injury.
NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates a situation that could result in property damage.
The Prohibition Safety Sign indicates an action NOT to take in order to avoid a hazard.
The Mandatory Action Sign indicates an action that NEEDS to be taken to avoid a hazard.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
WARNING
Improper use of this motorcycle can result in serious injury or death to you, your passenger and others.
To minimize the risk of injury, read and understand the information contained in this section before
operating the motorcycle. This section contains safety information specific to the VICTORY motorcycle,
as well as information about general motorcycle safety. Anyone who rides the motorcycle (operators
and passengers) must follow these safety precautions.
Motorcycling has inherent risks.
You can minimize those risks, but you can't eliminate them completely. Even if you're an
experienced motorcycle operator or passenger, read all of the safety information in this manual before operating the motorcycle.
• Take a rider education course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or another qualified
instructor. The course will help you develop or refresh your expertise in safe riding habits
through instruction and riding. For information on Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider
education courses in your area, call 1-800-446-9227 or visit their web site at www.msfusa.org.
• Read and understand all information in this rider’s manual.
• Observe all maintenance requirements specified in this manual. For assistance, see the
VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Design characteristics affect how you should ride the VICTORY motorcycle.
• The motorcycle is designed for on-road use with one rider and one passenger. See the
manufacturer’s label (on the left side of the frame at the steering head). The label contains
the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) information. Never exceed the GVWR or the GAWR.
• Riding off-road, riding with more than one passenger, or carrying weight exceeding the
maximum weight rating can make handling difficult, which could cause loss of control.
• During the first 500 miles (800 km) of operation, follow all break-in procedures as outlined in the break-in section beginning on page 45. Failure to do so can result in serious
engine damage.
• Some VICTORY motorcycles include saddlebags, a windshield, a trunk, luggage racks or
a passenger backrest as standard equipment. To maintain stability, be prepared to reduce
the operating speed of motorcycles equipped with these items.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
Follow these general safe riding practices:
• Before each ride, perform the pre-ride inspections as outlined beginning on page 34.
• Until you're thoroughly familiar with the motorcycle and all of its controls, practice riding
where there is little or no traffic. Practice riding at a moderate speed on various road surfaces and in different weather conditions.
• Know your skills and limits, and ride within them.
• Allow only licensed, experienced operators to ride your motorcycle, and then only after
they have become familiar with its controls and operation. Make sure all riders read and
understand this rider’s manual before riding.
• Do not ride when you're fatigued, ill or under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs,
over-the-counter drugs or any other drugs. Fatigue, illness, alcohol and drugs can cause
drowsiness, loss of coordination and loss of balance. They can also affect your awareness
and judgment.
• If your motorcycle operates abnormally, correct the problem immediately. See the VICTORY Service Manual or an authorized VICTORY dealer.
• Ride defensively, as if you are invisible to other motorists, even in broad daylight. A
motorist's failure to see or recognize a motorcycle is the leading cause of automobile/
motorcycle accidents. Ride where you're clearly visible to other motorists, and observe
their behavior carefully.
• Be especially cautious at intersections, as these are the most likely places for an accident.
• To prevent loss of control, keep your hands on the handlebars and your feet on the footrests.
• Be aware that the highway bar is not designed to protect the rider from injury in a collision.
• Do not move or operate the motorcycle with the steering locked (if equipped), as the
severely restricted steering could result in loss of control.
• Obey the speed limit and adjust your speed and riding technique based on road, weather
and traffic conditions. As you travel faster, the influence of all other conditions increases,
which can affect the motorcycle's stability and increase the possibility of losing control.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
• Reduce speed when:
•
•
•
•
the road has potholes, or is otherwise rough or uneven.
the road contains sand, dirt, gravel or other loose substances.
the road is wet, icy or oily.
the road contains painted surfaces, manhole covers, metal grating, railway crossings or other
slippery surfaces.
• The weather is windy, rainy or otherwise causing slippery or rapidly changing conditions.
• Traffic is heavy, congested, not allowing sufficient space between vehicles or otherwise not flowing smoothly.
• You are being passed in either direction by a large vehicle that may produce a wind blast in its
wake.
• To maximize braking effectiveness, use the front and rear brakes together. Be aware of the
following braking facts and practices:
• The rear brake provides 40% of the motorcycle's stopping power, at most. Use the front and rear
brakes together.
• To avoid skidding, apply the brakes gradually when the road is wet or rough, or contains loose or
other slippery substances.
• If possible, avoid applying the brakes while making a turn. Motorcycle tires have less traction
during turns, so braking will increase the possibility of skidding. Bring the motorcycle to the
upright position before applying the brakes.
• When approaching a curve, choose a speed and lean angle that allows you to pass through
the curve in your own lane without applying the brakes. Excessive speed, improper lean
angle or braking in a curve can cause loss of control.
• Ground clearance is reduced when the motorcycle leans. Do not allow components to contact the road surface when leaning the motorcycle in a curve, as this could cause loss of
control.
• Retract the sidestand fully before riding. If the sidestand is not fully retracted, it could contact the road surface and cause loss of control.
• Do not tow a trailer. Towing a trailer can make the motorcycle hard to handle.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
Carrying a Passenger
Do not carry a passenger unless the motorcycle is equipped with passenger seat and passenger footrests.
To carry a passenger safely:
• Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). See the manufacturer’s label (on
the left side of the frame at the steering head).
• If necessary, adjust the rear shock preload. See page 60. Improper preload adjustment can
make your motorcycle hard to handle and can cause loss of control.
• Before riding, be sure your passenger is familiar with safe riding procedures. An inexperienced passenger may distract you or make movements that cause instability.
• Direct the passenger to hold onto you or the seat strap with both hands and to keep both
feet on the passenger footrests. Do not carry a passenger who cannot place both feet firmly
on the passenger footrests. A passenger who rides improperly can shift body weight erratically and cause instability.
• Adjust your riding style to compensate for the differences in handling, acceleration and
braking caused by the additional weight of the passenger.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
Protective Apparel
Wear protective apparel to decrease the risk of injury and increase riding comfort.
• Always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds established safety standards. Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label. Laws
in some areas require that you wear an approved helmet. Head injuries are the leading
cause of fatalities in accidents involving motorcycles. Statistics prove that an approved
helmet is the most effective protection in preventing or reducing head injuries.
• Wear eye protection to protect eyes from wind or airborne particles and objects. Laws in
some areas require that you wear eye protection. VICTORY recommends that you wear
approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8,
Z87.1, or CE. Make sure protective eyewear is kept clean.
• All riders should wear bright or light-colored and/or reflective clothing to improve visibility to other motorists. A motorist's failure to see or recognize a motorcycle is the leading
cause of automobile/motorcycle accidents.
• Wear gloves, a jacket, heavy boots and long pants to prevent or reduce injury from abrasions, lacerations or burns should the motorcycle fall. Wear boots with low heels, as high
heels can catch on pedals or footrests. The combination of boots and pants should completely cover legs, ankles and feet, protecting skin from engine and exhaust system heat.
• Do not wear loose, flowing clothing or long boot laces, as they can catch on handlebars,
levers or footrests, or they can become entangled in the wheels, causing loss of control and
serious injury.
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Safety
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
WARNING! Exceeding the gross vehicle weight rating of your motorcycle can reduce stability and
handling and could cause loss of control. NEVER exceed the GVWR of your motorcycle.
The maximum load capacity of your motorcycle is the maximum weight you may add to
your motorcycle without exceeding the GVWR. This capacity is determined by calculating
the difference between your motorcycle’s GVWR and wet weight.
Refer to the specification section beginning on page 96 or the Manufacturing Information/
VIN label on the motorcycle frame for model-specific information. See page 21.
When determining the weight you will be adding to your motorcycle, and to ensure you do
not exceed the maximum load capacity, include the following:
• operator body weight
• passenger body weight
• weight of all riders’ apparel and items in or on apparel
• weight of any accessories and their contents
• weight of any additional cargo on the motorcycle
Carrying Cargo
Use the following guidelines when attaching cargo or accessories to the motorcycle. Where
applicable, these guidelines also refer to the contents of any accessories.
• Keep cargo and accessory weight to a minimum, and keep items as close to the motorcycle
as possible to minimize a change in the motorcycle’s center of gravity. Changing the center of gravity can cause loss of stability and handling and could cause loss of control.
• Distribute weight evenly on both sides of the motorcycle. Maintain even weight distribution by checking accessories and cargo to make sure they’re securely attached to the
motorcycle before riding and whenever you take a break from riding. Uneven weight distribution, or accessories or cargo that shift suddenly while you’re riding can make the
motorcycle hard to handle, can cause loss of control, or cargo could fall from the motorcycle creating a hazard for surrounding vehicles.
• Do not attach large or heavy cargo such as sleeping bags, duffel bags or tents to the handlebars, front fork area or front fender. Cargo or accessories placed in these areas can
cause instability (due to improper weight distribution or aerodynamic changes) and could
cause loss of control. Such items can also block air flow to the engine and cause overheating that can damage the engine.
• Do not exceed the maximum cargo weight limit of any accessory (see accessory instructions and labels). Do not attach cargo to an accessory not designed for that purpose. Either
circumstance could result in an accessory failure that could cause loss of control.
• Do not attach anything to the motorcycle unless specifically designed for that purpose by
VICTORY.
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Safety
Carrying Cargo
Saddlebags
When operating a motorcycle equipped with saddlebags:
• Never ride at speeds exceeding 80 MPH (120 km/h). Depending on load and weather conditions, the maximum safe operating speed may be less. Saddlebags, combined with the
lifting or buffeting effects of wind, can cause instability.
• Distribute weight evenly in each of the saddlebags.
• Do not exceed the maximum cargo capacity of the saddlebags.
• Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).
Parking the Motorcycle
When leaving the motorcycle unattended, turn the engine off. Remove the ignition key to
prevent unauthorized use by minors or those without proper motorcycle certification and
training.
Park the motorcycle where people are not likely to touch the hot engine or exhaust system or
place combustible materials near these hot areas. Do not park near a flammable source such
as a kerosene heater or an open flame, where hot components could ignite combustible materials.
Park the motorcycle on a firm, level surface. Sloped or soft surfaces may not support the
motorcycle. If you must park on a slope or soft surface, follow the precautions outlined on
page 50.
Modifications
Modifying the motorcycle by removing any equipment or by adding equipment not approved
by VICTORY may void your warranty. Such modifications could make the motorcycle
unsafe to ride and could result in severe injury to operator or passengers, as well as damage
to the motorcycle. Some modifications may not be legal in your area of operation. If in
doubt, contact your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Safety
Transporting the Motorcycle
When transporting the motorcycle:
• Use a truck or trailer. Never tow the motorcycle. Towing will impair steering and handling.
• Restrain the motorcycle in an upright position to prevent fuel leaks.
• Place the transmission in neutral.
• Do not place restraints on the handlebars. Loosen the front turn signal mounts and slide
them upward. Place tiedown straps around the fork tubes above the lower triple clamp.
Secure the rear of the motorcycle with tiedowns around both sides of the swingarm, being
careful to avoid the brake line, exhaust and drive belt. Reposition the turn signals before
operating the motorcycle.
Slide turn signal
upward.
(Models differ in appearance, but
locations are the same as shown)
VEGAS
Restrain with 2 straps
on each side.
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Safety
Use of Accessories
Because VICTORY cannot test and make specific recommendations concerning every accessory or combination of accessories sold, the operator is responsible for determining that the
motorcycle can be safely operated with any accessories or additional weight. Use the following guidelines when choosing and installing accessories:
• Do not install accessories that impair the stability, handling or operation of the motorcycle
or operator visibility. Before installing an accessory, be sure that it does not:
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•
•
•
Reduce ground clearance when the motorcycle is either leaned or in a vertical position.
Limit suspension or steering travel or your ability to operate controls.
Displace you from your normal riding position.
Obscure lights or reflectors.
• Bulky or large accessories can cause instability (due to the lifting or buffeting effects of
wind) and loss of control.
• Do not install electrical accessories that exceed the capacity of the motorcycle’s electrical
system. Never install higher wattage light bulbs than those supplied as original equipment.
An electrical failure could result and cause hazardous loss of engine power or lights, or
damage to the electrical system.
• Use only genuine VICTORY accessories designed for your model.
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Safety
Fuel and Exhaust Safety
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
• Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
• Always turn off the engine before refueling.
• Always refuel outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
• Open the fuel cap slowly. Do not overfill the tank. Do not fill the tank neck.
• Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the area where refueling is performed or
where gasoline is stored.
Gasoline and gasoline vapors are poisonous and can cause severe injury.
• Do not swallow gasoline, inhale gasoline vapors, or spill gasoline. If you swallow gasoline, inhale
more than a few breaths of gasoline vapor, or get gasoline in your eyes, see a physician
immediately.
• If gasoline spills on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it off with soap and water and change
clothing.
• If gasoline spills on the any part of the motorcycle, immediately rinse it off with water.
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause loss of
consciousness or death in a short time.
• Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area.
• Never inhale exhaust gases.
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Safety
Safety Maintenance
WARNING
Failure to perform safety maintenance as recommended can result in difficult handling and loss of
control, which could result in serious injury or death. Always perform the safety maintenance
procedures as recommended in this manual. Perform maintenance and repairs promptly as outlined in
the VICTORY Service Manual, or see your authorized VICTORY dealer for service.
• Before each ride, perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 34.
• Perform maintenance at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance table. See page
52.
• Always maintain proper tire pressure, tread condition and wheel and tire balance. Inspect
tires regularly and replace worn or damaged tires promptly. Use only approved replacement tires. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
• Always ensure proper steering head bearing adjustment.
• Regularly inspect the rear shock absorber and the front forks for fluid leaks or damage.
Make any necessary repairs promptly.
• Clean the motorcycle thoroughly to reveal items in need of repair. See page 81.
• Fasteners must meet original specifications for quality, finish and type to ensure safety.
Use only genuine VICTORY replacement parts, and ensure that all fasteners are tightened
to the proper torque.
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Safety
Electromagnetic Interference
This vehicle complies with the requirements of European directive 97/24/EC Chapter 8,
United Nations ECE regulation 10 and Canadian ICES-002.
Reporting Safety Defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could result in a crash or cause injury or
death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Polaris Industries in writing.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or
Polaris Industries.
To contact NHTSA, or obtain other information about motor vehicle safety, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), visit the NHTSA
web site at www.safercar.gov, or write to:
ADMINISTRATOR, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590
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Safety
Safety and Information Labels
Due to different model and market requirements, your vehicle may not have all of the labels
shown. Labels that apply to your model will be located as shown.
Handlebar Position Warning Label
(if equipped)
Warning
Label
Manufacturing
Information
Label (VIN)
Tire Warning
Label
(if applicable)
Emission Control,
Noise Information
Label
Engine Identification Number
(stamped on right rear
crankcase half)
Patent
Notice
Tire Warning Label
(if applicable)
Fuse and Relay Label
(under side cover, on side of fuse box cover)
Fuse Box Removal Instruction Label
(on base of fuse box)
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Component Identification
Handlebar Area
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Clutch Lever
Mirror
Speedometer
Indicator Light Panel
Tachometer (if equipped)
Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
Front Brake Lever
Throttle Control Grip
Switches
Throttle Cables
Fuel Cap
2
3
1
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
22
Front Turn Signal
Headlamp
Air Filter
Spark Plugs
Ignition Switch
Battery (under side cover)
Taillight
Rear Turn Signal
Rear Axle Adjuster (each side)
Rear Brake Caliper
Passenger's Foot Rest
Evaporative Emissions Canister
(California Models)
Oil Filter
Oil Drain Plug (under engine)
Sidestand
Operator's Foot Rest
Gear Shift Lever
Front Brake Caliper
Front Fork
Horn
8
9
9
10
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Left Side View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
(Models differ in appearance, but
locations are the same as shown)
5
6
4
7
4
5
3
2
6
1
7
20
8
9
19
18
17
16
15
14
12
13
11
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Component Identification
Right Side View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Passenger Seat/Cowl
Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir
(under cover)
Diagnostic Connector
Fuses
Rear Shock Access
Front Turn Signal
Front Brake Caliper
Rear Brake Pedal
Operator's Foot Rest
Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick
Drive Sprocket (under cover)
Passenger's Foot Rest
Drive Belt (under guard)
Exhaust Mufflers
2, 3, 4, 5
6
1
14
13
12
11
8
10
9
7
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Component Identification
Engine Identification Number
The engine identification number is stamped
into the right crankcase half behind the rear
cylinder. The first 8 digits are the engine
model number. The last 5 digits are the serial
number. Record the number in the space provided on page 102.
Ignition Key Number
The ignition key identification number is
stamped into the shaft of each key. Record the
number in the space provided on page 102.
Engine Identification Number
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch provides electrical power to the ignition, the lighting system and all electrical switches and buttons. The ignition key operates the ignition switch and parking lights.
OFF
All electrical circuits are inactive and the
ignition key can be removed.
ON
All electrical circuits are energized and the
ignition key cannot be removed. The headlamp, taillight, and instrument lights illuminate.
PARK (P)
The taillight, indicator lights, and license
plate light illuminate. The emergency
flashers can be activated, and the ignition
key can be removed. Push the ignition key
inward while selecting the PARK position.
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Park
On
Off
Instruments, Features and Controls
Instrument Cluster
Speedometer
The speedometer displays vehicle
speed in either miles per hour (MPH) or
kilometers per hour (km/h).
Speedometer
Indicator
Lamps
Multi-Function
Display
Indicator Lamps
Lamp
Indicates
Condition
Neutral
This lamp illuminates when the transmission is in neutral and the
ignition key is in the ON position.
High Beam
This lamp illuminates when the headlamp switch is set to high beam.
Turn Signal
The turn signal indicator flashes when the left, right, or both turn signals (hazard) are active. If a bulb fails, or if there is a short circuit in
the signal system, the lamp flashes at more than twice the normal
rate.
Low Fuel
This lamp illuminates when approximately one gallon (3.8 liters) of
fuel remains in the fuel tank.
Check Engine
This lamp illuminates momentarily when the ignition switch is in the
ON position and the engine is off. This indicates proper function. If
this lamp illuminates while the engine is running, contact an
authorized VICTORY dealer promptly for diagnosis. The light will
remain on if the tilt sensor shuts down the engine. See page 47. If
abnormal sensor or engine operation is detected the light will remain
on as long as the fault condition exists. Retrieve the error codes for
diagnosis. See page 29. This lamp is also known as a malfunction
indicator lamp (MIL).
Cruise Control Engaged (if equipped)
Not used
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Instrument Cluster
Multi-Function Display
Use the mode button to toggle through the
modes of the multi-function display. Press and
hold the mode button to reset the trip odometers, average fuel economy, average speed and
trip hour meter.
Modes Available
Standard Modes
Odometer
Trip Odometer 1
Tachometer
Gear Indicator
Clock
Accessory Modes
Trip Odometer 2
Average Fuel Economy
Instantaneous Fuel Economy
Trip Hours
Average Speed
DC Voltage
Ambient Air Temperature
Display Units (Standard/Metric)
The display can be changed to display either standard or metric units of measurement.
Tip: To exit the set-up mode at any time, wait 10 seconds.The display automatically exits and returns to
the odometer display.
Distance
Fuel
Temperature
Time
Standard Display
Miles
U.S. Gallons
Fahrenheit
12-Hour Clock
Metric Display
Kilometers
Liters, Imperial Gallons
Celsius
24-Hour Clock
1. Turn the key to the OFF position.
2. Press and hold the mode button while turning the key to the ON position.
3. When the display flashes the distance setting, tap the mode button to advance to the
desired setting.
4. Press and hold the mode button to save the setting and advance to the next display
option.
5. Repeat the procedure to change remaining display settings.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Instrument Cluster
Multi-Function Display
Odometer
The odometer displays total distance traveled by the vehicle.
Trip Odometers
The ignition switch must be in the ON position to access the trip odometers. The trip odometers (Trip 1 and Trip 2) display total distance traveled since being reset. To reset a trip odometer, toggle to the trip odometer. Press and hold the mode button until the meter resets.
Engine Speed (Tachometer)
Engine speed displays in revolutions per minute (RPM).
Gear Position
A gear position displays only when the transmission is in gear and the motorcycle is moving.
Two dashes (--) display if the stop/run switch is in the RUN position and the motorcycle is
not moving while in gear. The dashes also display if the stop/run switch is in the STOP position.
“N” displays when the stop/run switch is in the RUN position and the transmission is in neutral.
Clock
Tip: The clock must be reset any time the battery has been disconnected or discharged.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the key to the ON position. Use the mode button to toggle to the odometer display.
Press and hold the mode button until the hour segment flashes. Release the button.
With the segment flashing, tap the mode button to advance to the desired setting.
Press and hold the mode button until the next segment flashes. Release the button.
Repeat steps 3-4 twice to set the 10-minute and 1-minute segments. After completing the
1-minute segment, step 4 will save the new settings and exit the clock mode.
6. Turn the key to the OFF position.
Average Fuel Economy (Accessory)
This mode displays average fuel economy since being reset. To reset, toggle to this mode.
Press and hold the mode button until the meter resets.
Instantaneous Fuel Economy (Accessory)
This mode displays the instantaneous fuel economy of the motorcycle.
Trip Hours Meter (Accessory)
The trip hours meter displays total hours of operation since being reset. To reset, toggle to
this mode. Press and hold the mode button until the meter resets.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Instrument Cluster
Multi-Function Display
Average Speed (Accessory)
The average speed mode displays average vehicle speed since being reset. To reset, toggle to
this mode. Press and hold the mode button until the meter resets.
DC Voltage (Accessory)
The volt meter displays battery voltage. If the engine is not running, approximate battery
voltage displays. If the engine is running, approximate charging voltage displays.
Ambient Air Temperature (Accessory)
If the accessory sensor is installed, toggle to this mode to display the ambient air temperature. The key must be in the ON position.
Diagnostic Functionality
Certain conditions will cause an error message to display in the screen. If this occurs, please
see your VICTORY dealer.
Message
LO
OV
ERROR
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Location
DC Voltage Screen
DC Voltage Screen
All
Indicates
Voltage remains below 11.0 volts for more than 10 seconds
Voltage remains above 15.0 volts for more than 10 seconds
Checksum error (gauge malfunction)
Instruments, Features and Controls
Instrument Cluster
Multi-Function Display
Engine Error Codes
Suspect Parameter
Error Code
Number (SPN)
Number (0-9)
The error screen displays only when the
CHECK ENGINE light is on or when it goes on
and off during one ignition cycle. Error codes
are not stored. When the key is turned OFF, the
code and message is lost, but will reappear if the
fault reoccurs after restarting the engine.
If the CHECK ENGINE indicator lamp illuminates, retrieve the error codes from the display.
1. If the error codes are not displayed, use the
mode button to toggle until “Ck ENG” disFailure Mode Indicator (FMI)
plays on the main line of the display.
2. Press and hold the mode button to enter the
diagnostics code menu.
3. Record the three numbers displayed in the gear position, clock and odometer displays.
4. Press and release the mode button to advance to the next error code.
5. Press and hold the mode button to exit the diagnostics code menu.
6. See an authorized VICTORY dealer for code details and diagnosis.
Low Oil Pressure Display
“LO OIL” displays under the following
conditions.
Condition
Indicates
Action Required
Engine oil pressure has Oil pressure is below a
dropped while the
safe operating pressure.
engine is running.
Stop the engine as soon as safely possible and
check the oil level. If the oil level is sufficient,
but “LO OIL” continues to display after restarting the engine, stop the engine immediately.
Have your dealer check the oil pressure switch.
The key is turned to
ON.
The indicator circuit is
operating properly.
None - After two seconds the display will return
to the most recently active menu.
The stop/run switch is
moved to STOP.
The system is operating
properly.
Press and release the MODE button to return
to the most recently active menu.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Left Handlebar Controls
Clutch Lever
Pull the lever toward the handlebar
to disengage the clutch. Gradually
release the lever to engage the
clutch. For smooth clutch operation,
pull the lever quickly and release it
gradually.
Tip: A clutch interlock switch prevents
the engine from starting when the
transmission is in gear and the
clutch is engaged. See page 47.
Clutch Lever
High/Low Light Switch
Flasher
Switch
Turn Signal Switch
Mode Button
The mode button is located on the front side of the
left handlebar switch. Use the mode button to toggle
through the modes of the multi-function display.
See page 26. Use the mode button to set the display
units to either standard or metric units of measurement.
Horn Button
Mode Button
Emergency Flasher Switch (Hazard Switch)
Press the top of the switch to activate the emergency flashers. All turn signals will
flash. Press the bottom of the switch to cancel the flashers.
High Beam/Low Beam Light Switch
Press the upper portion of the switch to activate the high beam. Press the lower portion of the switch to activate the low beam. Press and hold the lower portion of the
switch to activate the momentary passing beam.
Horn Button
To sound the horn, press the horn button.
Turn Signal Switch
Move the turn signal switch to the left to activate the left turn signals. Move the
switch to the right to activate the right turn signals. A signal ends when speed or distance reach preset levels. To end a signal manually, move the switch to the center
and push it inward.
Momentary Feature: Move the turn signal switch left or right and hold it in that position. The signal flashes until the switch is released.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Right Handlebar Controls
Engine Stop/Run Switch
Press the top of the engine stop/run switch (STOP) to stop the engine. Press the bottom of the switch (RUN) to allow operation of the engine. The engine should not
start or run when the switch is in the STOP position.
Starter Button
Press the right side of the button to start the engine. See page 47. The starter button
works only when the stop/run switch is on RUN and the transmission is in neutral or
the clutch is disengaged (lever pulled in toward handlebar.)
Stop/Run Switch
Starter Button
Throttle Control Grip
Front Brake Lever
Throttle Control Grip
Twist the throttle control grip toward your body to increase engine speed. Twist the grip
away from your body to decrease engine speed. When you release the grip, it returns to the
idle speed position.
Front Brake Lever
Pull the lever toward the handlebar to apply the front brake. Always follow proper braking
procedures. See page 49. To maximize braking effectiveness, use the front and rear brakes
together.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Fuel Cap
Use the ignition key to open and close the fuel cap.
Follow proper fueling procedures. See page 46.
Tip: Prime the fuel pump if the tank is completely empty.
Open the fuel cap
1. Lift the key slot cover on the fuel cap and insert
the key.
2. Turn the key clockwise while pushing downward
lightly. The latch will release and allow you to
open the cap.
Fuel Cap
Key Slot Cover
Close the fuel cap
1. Insert the key into the cap. Turn the key clockwise and press downward on the cap.
2. Turn the key counter-clockwise while pushing downward lightly.
3. Remove the key and close the key slot cover.
Gear Shift Pedal
To shift to a lower gear, press down on the gear shift
pedal. To shift to a higher gear, lift up on the gear
shift pedal. See page 47.
Rear Brake Pedal
To apply the rear brake, press down on the rear brake
pedal. Always follow proper braking procedures. See
page 49. To maximize braking effectiveness, use the
front and rear brakes together.
Gear Shift Pedal
Rear Brake Pedal
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Sidestand
WARNING! An improperly retracted sidestand could contact the ground during operation and cause
loss of control resulting in serious injury or death. Always make sure the sidestand is fully retracted
before operating the motorcycle.
1. While the motorcycle is in the upright position, push the sidestand downward until it is
fully extended.
2. Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until the full weight of the motorcycle rests safely
on the sidestand.
3. To retract the sidestand, bring the motorcycle to the upright position. Swing the
sidestand upward to its fully retracted position.
Side Covers
Remove the left side cover to access the battery. Remove the right side cover to access
the fuses and the rear brake fluid reservoir.
1. Pull outward at each corner of the side
cover to disengage the darts.
2. Remove the side cover.
3. To reinstall the side cover, make sure
each rubber grommet is properly located.
Align each dart with the appropriate
grommet and press inward firmly to
secure.
Grommets
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Pre-Ride Inspections
To keep your motorcycle in safe operating condition, always perform the recommended preride inspections before each ride. This is especially important before making a long trip and
when removing the motorcycle from storage.
WARNING
Failure to perform the recommended pre-ride inspections could result in component failure while riding,
which could result in serious injury or death. Always perform the pre-ride inspections before each ride.
Tip: You must be familiar with all instruments and controls to perform the pre-ride inspections.
During the pre-ride inspections you may use products that are potentially hazardous, such as
oil or brake fluid. When using any of these products, always follow the instructions and
warnings on the product packaging.
When inspections reveal the need for adjustment, replacement or repair:
• refer to the maintenance section of this manual (page 51)
• refer to the VICTORY Service Manual
• or see your authorized VICTORY dealer
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Electrical Components
Move the ignition switch to the ON position before performing the electrical inspections outlined on this page. Return the ignition switch to the OFF position after completing these
inspections. If inspection of any electrical item reveals component failure, repair or replace
the component before operating the motorcycle.
Electrical Item
Inspection Procedure
Headlamp
Verify that the headlamp illuminates. Switch to high beam. Verify that the high
beam indicator comes on and that lamp brightness increases.
Taillight/Brake Light Verify that the taillight and license plate light illuminate. Verify that taillight
brightness increases when the front brake lever is applied and also when the
rear brake pedal is applied.
Turn Signals
Move the turn signal switch to the left. Verify that front and rear left turn signals
flash, as well as the corresponding light on the indicator panel. Push the
switch inward to cancel the signal. Verify that the signals and the indicator light
stop flashing. Repeat the procedure for the right turn signals.
Emergency Flashers Press the top of the switch to activate the emergency flashers. Verify that all
four turn signals flash, as well as the light on the indicator panel. Press the bottom of the switch to cancel the flashers. Verify that all signals and indicators
stop flashing.
Horn
Press the horn button. Verify that the horn sounds loudly.
Low Oil Pressure
Start the engine. Verify that the low oil pressure display goes off in the multiDisplay
function display.
Neutral Indicator
Place the transmission in neutral. Verify that the neutral indicator comes on.
Engine Stop/Run
Start the engine. Move the stop/run switch to the STOP position. Verify that the
Switch
engine stops. Attempt to restart the engine to verify that the engine WILL NOT
start.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Engine Oil Level
We recommend the use of only VICTORY
brand Semi-Synthetic 20W-40 Motor Oil or an
equivalent oil designed for use with wet
clutches (such as those with a JASO MA rating). The oil fill cap/dipstick is located on the
right side of the vehicle.
NOTICE: Operating the engine with too much or
too little oil can cause serious engine
damage or engine seizure, which could
result in loss of control and serious injury
or death. Do not operate the motorcycle
with the oil level above the FULL mark or
below the ADD mark.
Tip: The engine must be at normal operating temperature when checking the oil level.
Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick
{
1. Place the transmission in neutral. Start the
engine and allow it to idle for several minSafe Range
utes.
2. Stop the engine and wait 3-5 minutes
before checking the oil level.
3. On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
4. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe it clean. Reinstall the dipstick and turn the cap
clockwise until it seats.
5. Remove the dipstick and view the oil level. Add or remove oil as needed to bring the
level into safe operating range (between the FULL and ADD marks) on the dipstick.
6. Repeat steps 1 and 2 each time you adjust the oil level.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Fuel Level
1. On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
2. Start the engine. The low fuel indicator light will stay on if the fuel tank level is less than
one gallon (3.8 l).
3. Add fuel as needed.
Fuel Hose, Rail and Connections
1. Inspect the fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
2. Inspect the hose connection at the fuel tank and at the fuel rail for dampness or stains
from leaking or dried fuel.
Evaporative Emission Control System (California Models)
1. Inspect all evaporative emission control system hoses and connections.
Make sure all connections are tight.
2. Inspect the evaporative canister to
make sure it has not been damaged.
Evaporative
Canister
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Tire Pressure
1. Check tire pressure before riding, when the tires are cold. This will provide the most
accurate reading, as riding warms the tires and increases tire air pressure.
2. Adjust tire pressure as needed based on the total weight of your intended load. Refer to
the tire pressure table. See page 69.
Tire Condition
Inspect the tire sidewalls, road contact surface and tread base. If inspection reveals cuts,
punctures, cracks or other wear or damage, replace the tire before riding. Use only approved
replacement tires. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Tire Tread Depth
Wear bars (if equipped) are easily visible tread depth indicators. When the road contact surface has worn to the top of the wear bars, replace the tire. See page 69.
Cargo Restraints
Inspect all cargo restraints when carrying cargo. Make sure all restraints are tightly secure to
prevent cargo from shifting.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Front Brake Lever
Pull the front brake lever toward the handlebar and release it. It should move freely and
smoothly, and it should return to its rest position quickly when released. You should feel a
firm resistance in the lever within the first 3/4 inch (19 mm) of lever travel.
If the lever fails to perform as stated, service the brake lever before riding. See the VICTORY
Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Brake Lever Reach Adjustment
Lever reach (distance to the hand grip) is adjustable.
1. Pull and hold the lever away from the grip.
2. To increase reach distance, turn the adjuster
to align a lower number to the indicator mark
on the lever.
3. To decrease reach distance, turn the adjuster
to align a higher number to the indicator
mark on the lever.
Front Brake Fluid Level
Minimum
Level
Resistance at
3/4 inch
(19 mm)
1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the
fully upright position. Position the handlebars so that the fluid reservoir is level.
2. View the fluid level through the sight glass.
The fluid should be clear. Replace cloudy or
contaminated fluid.
3. The fluid level should be at or above the top
of the sight glass. Add fluid as needed. See page 67.
Reach
Adjuster
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Rear Brake Pedal
Press and release the rear brake pedal. It should
move freely and smoothly, and it should return to
its rest position quickly when released. You
should feel a firm resistance in the pedal within
the first 3/8 inch (8 mm) of pedal travel.
If the brake pedal fails to perform as stated or
travels too far before beginning to engage the
brake, see the VICTORY Service Manual, or contact an authorized VICTORY dealer for service.
8 mm
Brake Pedal Gap
This procedure does not apply to JUDGE.
With the brake pedal in the relaxed position, and
with the master cylinder piston positioned against
the internal stop, measure the distance between
the brake pedal stop and the foot peg mount. The
gap should be 2-5 mm. Make adjustments as
needed.
1. Hold the clevis to prevent it from bending.
Loosen the brake linkage rod lock nut.
2. Turn the linkage rod in or out as necessary.
3. Hold the clevis and tighten the lock nut
securely against the clevis.
4. Verify that the gap is 2-5 mm.
5. Verify that the rear wheel rotates freely
through the full freeplay range of pedal
without dragging or binding. If drag is present
with the pedal released, refer to the VICTORY
Service Manual or contact an authorized
Victory dealer.
Brake Pedal
Stop
Foot Peg Mount
Clevis
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Lock Nut
Pre-Ride Inspections
Rear Brake Fluid Level
1. Remove the right side cover.
2. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully
upright position.
3. View the brake fluid through the reservoir. The
fluid should be clear. Replace cloudy or
contaminated fluid.
4. The fluid level should be between the minimum
and maximum marks on the reservoir. Add
fluid as needed. See page 67.
Maximum
Mark
Minimum
Mark
Brake Lines
Inspect all brake hoses and connections for dampness or stains from leaking or dried fluid.
Tighten any leaking connections and replace components as necessary.
Brake Pads
Inspect front and rear brake pad thickness. Replace brake pads when wear lines are no longer
visible, or when pad thickness reaches 1.5 mm. See page 68.
Throttle
1. Rotate the throttle control grip. It
should rotate smoothly from the rest
position to the completely open position. It should return to the rest position quickly when released.
2. Remove the right side access cover.
Inspect throttle cables for frayed ends.
3. Service the throttle system if throttle
operation is not smooth, if throttle grip
does not return properly, or if cable
ends are frayed. See the VICTORY
Service Manual or your authorized
VICTORY dealer.
2-4 mm
Access Cover
Throttle
Cable Ends
Throttle Freeplay
Throttle freeplay is the amount of throttle
control grip movement from the rest position to the point of cable resistance. Measure this distance. Freeplay should be 2-4
mm. Adjust throttle freeplay as needed.
See page 64.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Mechanical Clutch
1. Squeeze the clutch lever toward the
handlebar and release it. It should
move freely and smoothly, and it
should return to the rest position
quickly when released. If the lever
fails to perform as stated, service the
clutch lever before riding.
2. Freeplay (gap) is the amount of lever
movement from the rest position to
the point of cable resistance. Clutch
lever freeplay should be 0.5-1.5 mm.
Measure the gap between the clutch
lever and the lever housing. Adjust
clutch lever freeplay if necessary. See
page 65.
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Lever
Housing
0.5-1.5 mm
Freeplay
Clutch
Lever
Pre-Ride Inspections
Front Suspension
Inspect the front forks for oil leaks or damage, and verify smooth suspension operation. See
page 61.
Steering
On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Turn the
handlebars from stop to stop. The action should be smooth but not loose. Make sure wires,
hoses and control cables do not interfere with smooth steering.
Rear Suspension
Proper rear suspension adjustment is essential for a safe and comfortable ride. Check rear
shock absorber movement and preload to ensure the correct amount of suspension travel and
ground clearance. See page 59.
WARNING! Inadequate ground clearance could result in components contacting the ground, causing
loss of control resulting in serious injury or death. Always ensure ground clearance is at specification.
Drive Belt
1. Check drive belt tension. See page 54. The drive belt should fit tightly.
Tip: The drive belt system must be cool, clean and dry to accurately measure belt tension (deflection).
Do not measure belt tension when the belt or drive system is wet, or when it is hot (such as immediately after riding).
2. Inspect drive belt condition. If you discover cracks, broken teeth or frayed edges, replace
the drive belt before riding. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized
VICTORY dealer.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Sidestand
1. Straddle the motorcycle and
bring it to the fully upright position.
2. Move the sidestand upward to
the stored position and
Wear Limit Line
downward to the fully extended
position several times. It should
Front of Motorcycle
move smoothly and quietly.
Make sure the return spring
holds the sidestand tightly in place when the sidestand is in the stored position.
3. Replace a bent sidestand immediately. Do not try to straighten a bent sidestand. The
sidestand will be weakened, and may not be able to support the motorcycle.
4. Inspect the sidestand pivot bolt for looseness or wear. Tighten or replace a loose or worn
bolt.
5. Inspect the sidestand rubber pad. Make sure the pad is firmly attached to the sidestand.
Check the wear indicator on the leading edge of the pad. Replace the pad when it’s worn
beyond the wear limit line.
Fasteners
1. Inspect the entire motorcycle chassis and engine for loose, damaged or missing fasteners. Tighten loose fasteners to the proper torque.
Tip: Refer to the specifications section of this manual or to the VICTORY Service Manual for torque values.
2. Always replace stripped, damaged or broken fasteners before riding. Use genuine
VICTORY fasteners of equal size and strength.
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Operation
The operation section describes how to operate your VICTORY motorcycle to ensure the
best performance and longevity of the engine and other components. Information includes:
• Engine Break-in Period
• Accelerating
• Fueling and Fill Height
• Braking
• Starting the Engine
• Stopping the Engine
• Parking
• Shifting Gears
Follow all safe riding practices outlined in the safety section. See page 7.
During the first 500 miles (800 km), critical engine parts require special wear-in procedures
so they seat and mate properly. Read, understand and use the following rules for operating
the motorcycle during the first 500 miles (800 km).
NOTICE: Do not put unnecessary load on the engine during the first 500 miles (800 km). Avoid
prolonged full throttle operation or any condition that creates excessive engine heat.
Engine Break-in Period
NOTICE: If engine trouble should occur during the engine break-in period, consult the maintenance
section of the Rider’s Manual, the VICTORY Service Manual, or an authorized VICTORY
dealer immediately.
Failure to perform the initial maintenance as recommended could result in less than
desirable engine performance in the future. Perform the initial maintenance as
recommended.
Odometer
Reading
Instructions
Miles
Kilometers
0-90
0-145
Do not operate for extended periods of time at throttle positions above
1/3 throttle. Vary the engine speed frequently. Do not operate for
extended periods of time at any one throttle position.
90-300
145-483
Do not operate for extended periods of time at throttle positions above
1/2 throttle. Vary the engine speed frequently. Do not operate for
extended periods of time at any one throttle position.
300-500
483-800
Do not operate for extended periods of time at throttle positions above
3/4 throttle.
At 500
800
Perform the initial maintenance as described in the maintenance section of the Rider's Manual. This critical maintenance should be performed by an authorized VICTORY dealer. Initial maintenance includes
servicing all adjustments, tightening all fasteners and changing engine
oil.
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Operation
Engine Break-in Period
Fueling and Fill Height
Always heed fuel warnings. See page 18. Always refuel on level ground with the sidestand
down.
Use only the recommended fuel. See page 102. Fill the fuel tank to a level just below the bottom of the fuel filler insert.
WARNING! Overflows or spilled gasoline could contact a hot engine or exhaust system and cause a
fire, which could result in serious injury or death. Do not allow gasoline to contact hot components. Fuel
expands in the fuel tank. Do not overfill. To prevent leaks, make sure the fuel filler cap is properly
seated and locked.
NOTICE: Fuel can damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. If gasoline spills on the any part of the
motorcycle, immediately rinse it off with water.
Priming the Fuel System
If the motorcycle runs out of fuel, prime the fuel system before attempting to restart the
engine.
1. Fill the fuel tank.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. Move the engine stop/run switch from the STOP position to the RUN position.
4. Allow the fuel pump to run until it stops (about 3 seconds).
5. Move the engine stop/run switch to the STOP position.
6. Wait 10 seconds to allow the engine control module to reset.
7. Repeat steps 3-6 four to five times.
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Operation
Engine Break-in Period
Starting the Engine
The starter interlock system allows the engine to be started only when the transmission is in
neutral, or when the transmission is in gear with the clutch disengaged (clutch lever pulled
in).
Tip: If the motorcycle runs out of fuel, prime the system before attempting to restart the engine. See
page 46.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 34.
Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position.
Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
Engage the front brake and place the sidestand in the stored (up) position.
If the neutral indicator is not illuminated, shift the transmission to neutral.
Move the engine stop/run switch to the RUN position. You should hear the fuel pump
run momentarily as it pressurizes the fuel system.
CAUTION! Do not rev the engine or put the transmission in gear immediately after starting the engine.
Allow the engine to idle for about one minute after a cold start, or 30 seconds after a warm start, to
allow the oil to reach all areas requiring lubrication before the engine is put under load.
7. Leaving the throttle closed, press and hold the starter button to start the engine. Release
the button promptly when the engine starts. If the engine does not start within 10
seconds, release the starter button. Wait five seconds, then try again.
Tip: Hold the starter button for as short a time as possible to minimize battery drain. Do not hold the
starter button for more than 10 seconds at one time.
8. If either the check engine indicator or the low oil pressure display in the multi-function
display remains on after the engine starts, stop the engine. See page 25.
Tilt Sensor
The tilt sensor (if equipped) stops the engine if the motorcycle tips beyond 45 degrees to one
side. If this occurs, the check engine light will also illuminate.To restart the engine, cycle the
ignition switch to the OFF position, wait 10 seconds, then restart the engine.
Shifting Gears
Recommended Shift Points
Upshifting (Accelerating)
Gear Change
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
5 to O/D
(if equipped)
Recommended
Speed
18 MPH (29 km/h)
30 MPH (48 km/h)
40 MPH (64 km/h)
50 MPH (80 km/h)
60 MPH (97 km/h)
Downshifting (Decelerating)
Gear Change
Recommended Speed
O/D to 5 (if equipped)
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2
2 to 1
50 MPH (80 km/h)
35 MPH (56 km/h)
25 MPH (40 km/h)
15 MPH (24 km/h)
10 MPH (16 km/h)
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Operation
Shifting Gears
WARNING! Forced shifting (with clutch engaged) could cause damage to the engine, transmission
and drive train. Such damage could cause loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death.
Always pull the clutch lever fully toward the handlebars to disengage the clutch before shifting gears.
On motorcycles equipped with a six-speed transmission, the sixth gear is overdrive. Neutral is
located between first and second gear.
Overdrive
(6th Gear)
Tip: The transmission is in neutral if you can move the
motorcycle forward or rearward freely without
disengaging the clutch. If the ignition switch is on,
the neutral indicator illuminates when the
transmission is in neutral.
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1. Start the engine.
2. With the engine at idle speed, pull the front
brake lever toward the handlebar.
3. Pull the clutch lever toward the handlebar.
5 O/D
3
Neutral
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Tip: Shift to a higher gear by lifting the front of the gear shift pedal with your toe. Shift to a lower gear by
pressing the pedal downward.
4. Push the shift pedal downward until you feel it stop in first gear.
5. Release the brake lever.
6. Simultaneously release the clutch lever while opening the throttle (rolling the throttle
control grip rearward) with a smooth motion. As the clutch begins to engage, the
motorcycle will move forward.
7. To shift to a higher gear, accelerate smoothly and easily to the recommended shift point.
See page 47.
8. With a quick motion, simultaneously close the throttle completely and disengage the
clutch. Move the shift pedal until you feel it stop at the next gear.
9. Simultaneously release the clutch lever while opening the throttle.
Tip: Within the recommended speed ranges, you can downshift to slow the motorcycle or to increase
power. You may want to downshift when climbing a hill or passing. Downshifting also helps to
decrease speed when combined with closing the throttle.
10. To shift to a lower gear (downshift), simultaneously pull the clutch lever toward the
handlebar and close the throttle. Move the shift pedal downward until you feel it stop at
the next gear. Simultaneously release the clutch lever while opening the throttle.
WARNING! Downshifting improperly could cause loss of traction and loss of control, which could result
in serious injury or death.
• Reduce speed before downshifting. Always downshift within the recommended shift points.
• Use extreme caution when downshifting on wet, slippery or other low traction surfaces. Release the
clutch lever very gradually in these conditions.
• Avoid downshifting in a curve. Downshift before entering the curve.
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Operation
Accelerating
Accelerate by opening the throttle (rolling the throttle control grip rearward). The more
quickly you open the throttle, the more quickly the motorcycle accelerates. For even acceleration, open the throttle with a smooth, continuous motion. When you reach the recommended speed for upshifting, shift up one gear. See page 47.
WARNING! Accelerating abruptly could cause your body to shift rearward suddenly, which could result
in loss of control. Accelerating abruptly could also cause loss of control on low traction surfaces. Loss
of control could result in serious injury or death. Always accelerate gradually, especially on wet,
slippery or other low traction surfaces.
Braking
Always allow sufficient stopping distance so that brakes can be applied gradually.
Tip: Applying slightly more front brake than rear brake generally provides the best braking performance.
1. To slow the motorcycle with the brakes, close the throttle and apply the front and rear
brakes evenly and gradually.
2. As the motorcycle slows, disengage the clutch, or downshift each time vehicle speed
reaches a downshift point.
WARNING! Braking improperly could result in loss of control, which could result in serious injury or
death. Avoid braking abruptly. Always apply the brakes gradually, especially on wet, slippery or other
low traction surfaces. Avoid braking in a curve or turn. Bring the motorcycle to the upright position
before applying the brakes.
Stopping the Engine
Before stopping the engine, bring the motorcycle to a complete stop. Shift to neutral or disengage the clutch.
WARNING! Stopping the engine with the transmission in gear while the motorcycle is moving could
cause loss of rear wheel traction or engine and transmission damage, which could cause loss of control
and serious injury or death. Always stop the engine after the motorcycle is fully stopped and the
transmission is in neutral. If the engine stops unexpectedly while the motorcycle is moving, guide the
motorcycle to a safe location off the road and away from traffic.
1. When fully stopped, shift into neutral.
2. Move the engine stop/run switch to the STOP position.
3. Move the ignition switch to the OFF position. Remove the ignition key.
Tip: Idle air control (IAC) noise is a normal engine management calibration process that occurs each
time the engine stop/run switch is put into the STOP position or when the key is turned off.
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Operation
Parking the Motorcycle
Choose a firm level surface to park the motorcycle.
1. When fully stopped, shift into neutral.
2. Stop the engine.
3. Fully extend the sidestand.
4. Turn the handlebars to the left and lean the motorcycle to the left until the sidestand
firmly supports the motorcycle.
5. Remove the ignition key.
Parking on a Slope
If parking on a slope is unavoidable, position the front of the motorcycle toward the top of
the slope. Place the transmission in gear and position the motorcycle so that it is stable when
it rests on the sidestand.
Parking on a Soft Surface
If parking on a soft surface is unavoidable, place a sidestand footrest under the foot of the
sidestand to provide a firm surface. The sidestand footrest must be strong enough and large
enough to support the motorcycle's weight without sinking into the parking surface.
Asphalt becomes soft in hot weather. A sidestand can sink into soft asphalt and the motorcycle may fall. When parking on asphalt in hot weather, use a sidestand footrest.
CAUTION! Hot engine and exhaust components can cause burns to skin and can ignite a fire if
exposed to flammable materials. Always park the motorcycle clear of flammable materials and where
people are not likely to contact hot components.
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Maintenance
Proper maintenance assures the highest level of safety, durability and dependability for your
motorcycle.
• Have your VICTORY dealer perform the initial maintenance procedures when the motorcycle’s odometer registers 500 miles (800 km).
• Review the safety-related maintenance information. See page 19.
• Perform the recommended periodic maintenance at the intervals specified in the periodic
maintenance table. See page 52.
Initial Maintenance
Performing initial maintenance will help ensure optimum engine performance for the entire
service life of the engine. Your dealer will change engine oil, inspect all fluids and serviceable components, ensure that all fasteners are tightened and make other adjustments as
needed.
Major Maintenance
For major repair information, refer to the VICTORY Service Manual. Major repairs typically
require technical skills and specially designed tools. Emission system service requires special tools and training and should be performed by your dealer.
Periodic Maintenance
Always position the motorcycle on a firm level surface before performing service. Inspect,
clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. When inspection reveals the need for
replacement parts, use genuine VICTORY parts available from your VICTORY dealer.
Record service and maintenance information in the Maintenance Record. See page 103.
Perform maintenance at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance table. See page
52. Perform the procedures more frequently if normal use of the motorcycle includes:
• high speed operation for extended periods
• low speed operation for extended periods
• operation in dusty or otherwise adverse conditions
Before beginning any maintenance procedure, read the instructions for the entire procedure.
During some procedures you may use potentially hazardous products such as oil or brake
fluid. Always follow the instructions and warnings on the product packaging.
WARNING! Improperly installed or adjusted components can make the motorcycle unstable or hard to
handle. Improperly installed electrical components can cause engine or electrical system failure. In
either event, damage or serious injury could result. If you do not have the time, tools and expertise
necessary to complete a procedure properly, please see your dealer for service.
Road Tests
Before returning the motorcycle to regular use, perform a road test in a safe area. Pay special
attention to the proper fit and operation of all serviced components. Make any corrections or
additional adjustments promptly to ensure safe, reliable and enjoyable vehicle performance.
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Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Table
Table Key
I Inspect (tighten, clean, adjust, replace as needed)
L Lubricate with proper lubricant
R Replace/Rebuild
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***Air Filter
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Battery
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**Brake Fluid
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Brake Pads
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Clutch Lever
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Clutch Cable
65
Crankcase Ventilation System
62
Drive Belt
54
*Engine Oil
53
*Engine Oil Filter
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Engine Compression
54
Evaporative Emission Control System
62
(California models)
Exhaust System
70
Fasteners
44
Front Brake Lever 39, 68
**Front Fork Oil
61
Front Forks/Front Axle 61-62
Fuel Filter
62
Fuel System
62
Gear Shift Pedal
66
Headlamp
78
Rear Wheel Alignment
58
Rear Shock Absorber
59
Rear Brake Pedal
40
Road Test
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Sidestand
79
Sidestand Rubber Pad
44
Spark Plugs
71
Steering Head Bearings
62
Swing Arm and Rear Axle
61
Throttle System
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Tires
69
Wheel Spokes
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Wheel Condition
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Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers)
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Maintenance
Universal Tool
The universal tool and a 4 mm hexagonal wrench are located under the left side cover. The
universal tool is a combination 6 mm hexagonal wrench with a Phillips screwdriver tip. It
can be used to service the following items (if equipped):
• Oil drain plug
• Air filter
• Headlight lamp
• Accessory fasteners
• Passenger Seat
• Handlebar Adjustments
• Indicator/turn signal lamps
Engine Oil and Filter Change
1. Start the engine and allow it to idle for several minutes. Stop the engine.
Tip: The engine must be at normal operating temperature before changing the oil.
CAUTION! Hot engine and exhaust components can cause burns to skin and can ignite a fire if
exposed to flammable materials. Always park the motorcycle clear of flammable materials and where
people are not likely to contact hot components.
2. Position the motorcycle securely on the sidestand.
3. Place a drain pan under the drain plug and oil filter.
4. Remove the drain plug and seal. Use the universal tool (under the left side cover) or a
good quality 6-mm hexagonal socket.
5. Allow the oil to drain completely.
6. Using an oil filter wrench, slowly loosen the filter. Allow the oil in the filter to drain
before removing the filter.
7. Reinstall the drain plug with a new seal.
Torque: 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm)
8. Clean the oil filter mounting plate and threads.
9. Make sure the new oil filter gasket is properly seated in the oil filter.
10. Apply a thin film of clean engine oil to the gasket. Screw the new filter on until the
gasket contacts the filter mounting plate. Tighten the filter by hand an additional 3/4
turn.
11. Add about 8.75-9.0 pints (4.0-4.25 liters) of the recommended oil through the oil fill cap.
See page 36.
12. Reinstall the oil fill cap.
NOTICE: After an oil change, the low oil pressure display
remains illuminated longer than usual. Revving
the engine while the low oil pressure display is
illuminated can damage the engine.
13. Start the engine and allow it to idle for several
minutes. Stop the engine.
14. Check for leaks around the drain plug and oil
filter. Check the oil level and adjust if needed. See
page 36.
15. Recycle used oil and oil filter appropriately.
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Maintenance
Engine Compression
Check engine compression periodically to document engine wear and condition. For engine
compression check procedures and special tools required, see the VICTORY Service Manual
or contact an authorized VICTORY dealer.
Air Filter
Replace the air filter element at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table. See page
52. Replace the element any time it becomes
extremely dirty or contaminated.
Element
Access Cover
Tip: Inspect the air filter often if riding in unusually wet or
dusty conditions.
1. Remove the air filter access cover and air filter
element using the universal tool (provided
under the left side cover) or a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
2. To remove debris from the element, use low-pressure air and blow from the rear forward.
CAUTION! Wear face protection when using pressurized air.
3. Do not apply air filter oil to the paper element. Apply a small amount of lubricant to the
edge of the air filter element frame.
4. Reinstall the element and access cover. Do not over-tighten the access cover screws.
Drive Belt Condition
Replace the drive belt if it is cracked or has broken teeth or frayed edges. No matter its condition, the drive belt should be replaced at periodic intervals. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
DO NOT attempt to check belt tension if the belt has been exposed to rain or washing within
a 24 hour period or if the belt is hot from riding. Allow the belt to cool down to ambient temperature before measuring belt tension. To obtain the maximum drive belt service life possible, VICTORY recommends the replacement of both sprockets as a set if the drive belt
system has over 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of service at the time of damage or failure.
Drive Belt Tension Inspection
Checking drive belt tension involves using the belt tension
gauge (P/N PV-43532). Before beginning this procedure:
• Make sure the drive belt is dry and at room temperature.
• Make sure the rear suspension is properly adjusted. See
page 59.
Base
Belt Tension Gauge
Small O-Ring
Plunger
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Tension Inspection Maintenance
Drive Belt Deflection - with 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force
HAMMER 8-BALL
VEGAS 8-BALL
HAMMER S
VEGAS JACKPOT
HIGH-BALL
JUDGE
BOARDWALK
New drive systems (new belt/sprockets)
5 mm +/- 0.5 mm
10 mm +/- 0.5 mm
After 500 miles on drive system
6 mm +/- 0.5 mm
12 mm +/- 0.5 mm
The following data is provided for use with a Sonic Tension Meter.
Follow the instructions provided with the meter.
Required Data
Span
658.3 mm
Belt width
28 mm
Belt mass constant
9.1
Tension
HAMMER S
HAMMER 8-BALL
VEGAS 8-BALL / JACKPOT / HIGH-BALL /
BOARDWALK / JUDGE
32.3 Hz +/- 1
48.3 Hz +/- 1
48.3 Hz +/- 1
Drive Belt Wear Analysis
Internal tooth cracks
(hairline): OK to run, but
monitor condition
External tooth cracks:
Replace belt
Missing teeth:
Replace belt
Chipping (not serious):
OK to run, but monitor
condition
Fuzzy edge cord:
OK to run, but monitor
condition
Hook wear:
Replace belt
Stone damage:
Replace belt if damage is
on edge
Bevel wear (outboard edge
only): OK to run, but
monitor condition
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Tension Inspection
1. Elevate and support the rear of the
motorcycle with the wheel slightly
above the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle support placed
securely under the frame.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is
stable when elevated. Injury may occur if
the motorcycle tips or falls.
Rule
Drive Belt
3. Position the small o-ring on the
Belt Tension Gauge
belt tension gauge directly over
the 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) mark on the
plunger as shown.
4. Place a tape measure or rule next to the drive belt as shown.
5. Place the base of the tension gauge bracket squarely against the lower strand of the drive
belt halfway between the front and rear drive sprockets. Use the tape measure or ruler
and record the position of the base of the tension gauge bracket. This position represents
zero force.
6. Push the plunger upward until the small O-ring touches the tension gauge body. Make
sure the tension gauge is seated squarely against the drive belt, and record the position of
the base of the tension gauge bracket.This position represents 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force.
7. Calculate the difference between the zero force position and the 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force
position you recorded. See page 55.
8. Belt deflection must be measured and adjusted with the belt at the tightest spot. Measure
deflection in 4 spots by rotating the wheel 90 degrees in the forward direction between
measurements. Adjust tension as necessary. See page 57.
Important Belt Deflection Information
• Measure / adjust belt deflection at the tightest spot.
• Belt and sprockets must be clean, dry, and at room temperature for accurate deflection
measurement.
• Lowering kits affect belt deflection specifications. Consult an authorized VICTORY dealer if a
lowering kit is installed on your motorcycle.
• When a new drive belt is installed, tension must be adjusted after 500 miles (800 km) to ensure
maximum belt service life.
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Tension Adjustment
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips
or falls.
1. Inspect wheel alignment before adjusting drive belt tension. See page 58.
2. Loosen the rear axle nut on the left end of the
Axle
Axle Nut
rear axle.
Adjuster
3. Turn the axle adjusters clockwise (viewed from
rear) an equal amount if wheel is in alignment,
or turn each adjuster as needed to align the
wheel and achieve proper tension.
4. When alignment and belt tension is correct,
tighten the rear axle nut.
Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)
5. Recheck drive belt tension and wheel
alignment.
6. Pump the rear brake pedal several times to reset brake pad distance.
7. Slowly rotate the rear wheel. If the wheel does not rotate smoothly, inspect the wheel
bearings, axle and brakes. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized
VICTORY dealer.
Drive Belt Cleaning
Cleaning the drive belt will maximize belt and sprocket life and minimize drive line noise.
Clean the belt at every tire change. Clean the belt more often if riding in dirty, dusty or high
debris environments.
1. Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with a cup of warm water.
2. Use a soft nylon brush to clean the belt and sprocket teeth with the soapy water. Clean
well in corner areas where road debris and belt dust can collect.
3. Rinse the belt with clear water, then dry thoroughly.
Tip: Do not inspect or adjust drive belt tension when the belt is wet. Improper adjustment will result.
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Maintenance
Rear Wheel Alignment
WARNING! A skewed rear axle can damage the drive belt, causing belt failure and loss of control of
the motorcycle.
1. Elevate and support the rear of the motorcycle with the wheel slightly above the ground.
Use an appropriate motorcycle support placed securely under the frame.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
3. The axle adjusters or plates are stamped with
Stamped Marks
Swingarm Mark
marks to verify proper wheel alignment.
Inspect the position of the alignment marks in
relation to the mark stamped on the swingarm.
The marks should be in the same position on
both sides of the wheel.
4. To adjust rear wheel alignment, loosen the rear
axle nut about 1 1/2 turns.
Tip: Turn the axle adjusters about 1/16 of a turn at a
time and monitor wheel alignment as you proceed.
5. Use a deep 14-mm socket to turn the adjuster
nut.
6. Turn the nut IN (clockwise) to draw the axle
back, or OUT (counterclockwise) to allow the
axle to move forward.
Axle Nut
Axle Adjuster Nut
Tip: If adjuster screws or nuts are turned OUT, push the
wheel and axle forward to be sure the ends of the
adjuster screws or nuts are seated against the end
of the swingarm before inspecting alignment or belt
tension.
7. Recheck rear wheel alignment after each
adjustment. Readjust as needed until alignment
and drive belt tension are correct before proceeding. See page 54.
8. Tighten the axle nut.
Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)
9. Recheck drive belt tension and alignment after tightening the axle. If alignment is
incorrect, repeat steps 4-8.
10. Pump the rear brake pedal several times to reset brake pad distance.
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Inspection
Set preload with accurate load conditions before riding to ensure optimum handling, safety
and ride quality. A shock absorber preload wrench (PV-43507) is designed specifically for
adjusting the preload on your motorcycle. The tool is available from your dealer. Have an
assistant help with this procedure.
1. Verify that tire pressure is at specification. See page 69.
2. Load the motorcycle with all intended cargo. Wearing your riding gear, bring the
motorcycle to the upright position and sit on the operator's seat. If you plan to carry a
passenger, have the passenger (with riding gear) sit on the passenger seat.
3. Compress the rear suspension a few times by pushing on the seat and slowly releasing.
Make sure the suspension moves freely without binding.
4. With as much of your weight on the seat as possible, have your assistant measure the
distance from the floor to the rearmost flat section of the right side frame cradle. See
illustration.
5. With the motorcycle in the upright position, preload should be as specified in the table
below. If the measurement differs, adjust the preload.
Gear
Passenger
Operator
(Models differ in appearance, but
locations are the same as shown)
Upright position
with weight of
operator, passenger,
gear
Measure here
Ride Height Specifications
HAMMER S
HAMMER 8-BALL / VEGAS 8-BALL / JACKPOT
HIGH-BALL / BOARDWALK
JUDGE
132 mm (5 3/16 inches)
120 mm (4 3/4 inches) +/- 3 mm (1/8 inch)
118 mm (4 5/8 inches) +/- 3 mm (1/8 inch)
119 mm (4 11/16 inches) +/- 3 mm (1/8 inch)
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Adjustment
1. Rest the motorcycle on the sidestand. Remove
10 mm Bolts
the right side cover. See page 33.
2. Remove the fuse box. See page 77. Make sure
the rear brake fluid reservoir cap is secure to
prevent fluid loss.
3. Remove the three 10 mm bolts securing the
fuse box bracket to the chassis.
4. Remove the on-board diagnostics connector
from the fuse box bracket by squeezing the
connector lock and pulling the connector apart.
Leave the terminated end attached to the fuse
box bracket.
5. Remove the wire harness dart from the fuse
Lock Nut (upper)
box bracket by sliding the connector off the
dart clip.
6. Carefully pull and rotate the fuse box bracket
toward the front of the motorcycle.
7. The upper spanner nut on the shock is the lock
nut. The lower spanner nut is the adjuster nut.
Loosen the lock nut by turning it
counterclockwise (as viewed from the top of
shock) with the spanner wrench.
8. Spray a light lubricant on the adjuster nut
where it contacts the spring. DO NOT allow
spray to contact the drive belt.
9. Adjust shock preload by rotating the adjuster
nut clockwise (as viewed from the top of
Increase
Decrease
Adjuster
shock) to INCREASE preload (firm) or
Preload
Preload
Nut (lower)
(more firm)
counterclockwise to DECREASE preload
(softer)
(softer).
10. Recheck the preload measurement after adjusting.
11. Tighten the lock nut securely against the adjuster nut.
12. Reinstall the fuse box bracket and tighten the bolts securely.
13. Reinstall the fuse box and side cover.
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Swing Arm and Rear Axle Inspection
1. Sit in the operator's seat and slowly bounce the rear suspension a few times. Make sure
the suspension moves freely without binding.
2. Elevate and support the rear of the motorcycle with the wheel slightly above the ground.
Use an appropriate motorcycle support placed securely under the frame.
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips
or falls.
3. Grasp the rear tire and attempt to move the wheel side-to-side.
• If there is movement at the rear axle, inspect the wheel bearings and rear axle. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
• If there is movement at the front of the swing arm, inspect the swing arm pivot bushings/bearings and pivot shaft nut torque. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY
dealer.
4. With the transmission in neutral, slowly rotate the rear wheel. If the wheel does not
rotate smoothly, inspect the wheel bearings, rear axle, belt adjustment and wheel
alignment. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Front Suspension
Front Fork Inspection
1. Place the motorcycle on the sidestand and inspect
the front forks. Make sure there is no fork oil present on the outer fork tubes, around the fork seals or
around the inner tubes.
2. Clean the fork tubes to remove bugs, tar or buildup
which may cause seal wear or leakage.
3. Inspect the outer surfaces of the inner fork tubes for
scratches or damage from foreign objects.
4. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully
upright position. Apply the front brake and push
downward (hard) on the handlebars several times.
The front suspension should operate smoothly and
quietly.
5. Fork oil condition and level affects front
suspension performance and internal component
wear. Replace fork oil at the recommended
intervals. Special tools are required to perform this
procedure. See the VICTORY Service Manual or
your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Outer Tube
Fork Seal
Inner
Tube
HAMMER
Inner
Tube
Fork Seal
Outer
Tube
VEGAS
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Maintenance
Front Suspension
Steering and Front Axle Inspection
1. Elevate and support the front of the motorcycle with the wheel slightly above the
ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle support placed securely under the frame.
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips
or falls.
2. Turn the handlebars from stop to stop. The action should be smooth but not loose. Make
sure wires, hoses and control cables do not interfere with smooth steering.
3. Position the front wheel straight ahead. Grasp the front forks near the front axle and
attempt to move the wheel front-to-back. If there is front-to-back movement at the
steering head, the steering head bearings should be inspected, lubricated and adjusted.
Lubricate the steering head bearings at the recommended intervals even if there is no
front-to-back movement at the steering head. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your
authorized VICTORY dealer.
4. Turn the handlebars fully to the right or left. Grasp the front tire and attempt to move the
wheel side-to-side. If there is movement at the front axle, inspect the wheel bearings and
front axle. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
5. Slowly rotate the front wheel. If the wheel does not rotate smoothly, inspect the wheel
bearings, front axle and brakes. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized
VICTORY dealer.
Fuel System
CAUTION! Always observe all fuel safety procedures when inspecting or servicing the fuel system.
See page 18.
Fuel Hose Inspection
Inspect the fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Inspect hose connections at the fuel pump and at
the fuel rail for dampness or stains that would indicate a fuel leak.
Crankcase Ventilation Hose Inspection
Remove the operator’s seat and fuel tank. Inspect the crankcase ventilation hose for cracks or
damage. Inspect hose connections at the air cleaner and at the crankcase for dampness or
stains that would indicate a leak.
Evaporative Emission Control System (California Models)
Inspect all evaporative emission control system hoses and connections. Make sure all connections are tight. Inspect the evaporative canister for damage.
Fuel Filters
Fuel filter condition affects engine performance and fuel economy. The fuel filters are
attached to the electric fuel pump located inside the fuel tank. Replacement requires special
tools. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Maintenance
Fuel System
CAUTION! Always observe all fuel safety procedures when inspecting or servicing the fuel system.
See page 18.
Fuel Tank Removal/Installation
Before beginning, be prepared to place the fuel tank in a secure location with a drain pan
positioned to catch any fuel that may leak or drip from disconnected hoses or fittings.
Access Cover
Fuel Line Fitting
Release Buttons
1. Remove the operator's seat.
2. Remove the fuel line access cover.
3. JUDGE/BOARDWALK: Remove the two front mounting covers and the two rear fuel
tank mounting screws. ALL OTHER: Remove the two front and one rear fuel tank
mounting screws.
4. With the engine and exhaust cool, wrap a clean shop towel around the fuel line fitting at
the fuel rail. Disconnect it from the fuel rail by squeezing both release buttons
simultaneously. Gently slide the fitting from the fuel rail.
NOTICE: Fuel can damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Wipe up spilled fuel immediately using
a clean, dry, soft cloth.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Lift the fuel tank and unplug the fuel pump wire harness at the rear of the tank.
Disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump using the same procedure used in step 4.
At the rear left side of the tank, disconnect the tank vent hose and the water drain hose.
Carefully remove the fuel tank. Be prepared to catch dripping fuel in an appropriate
container.
To reinstall the fuel tank, reverse the removal steps, routing the fuel supply hose to the
right of the breather hose before installing the tank.
Reinstall the fuel line fitting to the fuel rail by sliding the quick-connect onto the rail
connector until you hear it click. Repeat this procedure to install the opposite end of the
fuel line at the fuel pump. Make sure you hear the click.
JUDGE/BOARDWALK: Reinstall the tank mounting screws. Torque to 18 ft-lbs. (24.5
Nm). Reinstall mounting covers and screws. Torque to 8 ft-lbs. (10.8 Nm).
ALL OTHER: Reinstall the tank mounting screws. Torque to 35 ft-lbs. (47.5 Nm).
Reinstall the fuel line access cover. Reinstall the seat.
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Maintenance
Throttle System
Service the throttle system if throttle operation is not smooth, if throttle grip does not return
properly, or if cable ends are frayed. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized
VICTORY dealer.
Throttle Freeplay Adjustment
Throttle freeplay is the amount of throttle control grip
movement from the rest position to the point of cable
resistance. Measure this distance. Freeplay should be
2-4 mm. Adjust throttle freeplay as needed.
1. Hold the adjuster nuts securely and loosen the lock
nuts on both cables. Turn the lock nuts away from
the adjuster nuts as far as possible.
2. Turn both adjuster nuts toward the lock nuts as far
as possible for maximum freeplay in both cables.
Adjuster Nut
Lock Nut
3. Turn the adjuster on the throttle opening cable
(front cable) away from the lock nut until throttle
freeplay is 2-4 mm.
4. To adjust the closing cable (rear cable), move the throttle grip back and forth
continuously while turning the adjuster slowly outward just until freeplay is removed.
Then turn the adjuster inward one full turn.
5. Turn the lock nuts on both cables until they are seated against the adjuster nuts. Hold
each adjuster nut and tighten each lock nut securely.
6. Measure throttle freeplay.
7. Start the engine with the transmission in neutral. Turn the handlebars fully to the left and
to the right. Engine idle speed should not change. If idle speed changes, inspect for a
damaged cable, incorrect routing or incorrect adjustments.
Throttle Cable Lubrication
Lubricate the cable ends at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table. See
page 52.
NOTICE: External casings are factory-lubricated. Additional lubrication could be detrimental to cable
performance.
Verify proper routing and smooth movement. Inspect for damage to the external casing, and
inspect exposed cable wire for fraying, kinks or corrosion. Replace any damaged, sticky or
sluggish cable.
1. Disconnect the cable at the throttle body.
2. Apply a light film of VICTORY All Purpose Grease or equivalent to the barrel end.
3. Reconnect the cable and adjust freeplay as needed.
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Maintenance
Clutch (Mechanical)
Mechanical Clutch Lever Freeplay
1. Remove the right side cover.
2. While holding the cable, loosen the adjuster lock nut,
turn the cable adjuster (until clutch lever freeplay is
0.5-1.5 mm), then tighten the lock nut securely.
3. Reinstall the side cover.
4. Verify that the safety switch activates properly. The
engine should not start in gear with the clutch lever
released.
Mechanical Clutch Lever Lubrication
1. Remove the right side cover. Loosen the clutch cable
adjuster lock nut.
2. Turn the cable adjuster all the way inward to provide
maximum lever freeplay.
3. Remove the clutch lever pivot nut and screw.
Disconnect the clutch cable from the clutch lever.
4. Remove any old grease and dirt from the lever and
housing. Lubricate the clutch lever and pivot screw
with VICTORY Moly Assembly Grease or VICTORY
All Purpose grease.
5. Reconnect the clutch cable. Reinstall the lever, pivot
screw and nut. Hold the screw down and torque the
nut to 40 in-lbs (5 Nm).
6. Adjust clutch lever freeplay.
Clutch
Cable
Lock Nut
Adjuster
0.5-1.5 mm Freeplay
Pivot Screw
AP
Mechanical Clutch Cable Lubrication
Lubricate the cable ends at the intervals recommended in
the periodic maintenance table. See page 52.
NOTICE: External casings are factory-lubricated. Additional
lubrication could be detrimental to cable performance.
Pivot
Nut
Verify proper routing and smooth movement. Inspect for
damage to the external casing, and inspect exposed cable
wire for fraying, kinks or corrosion. Replace any damaged, sticky or sluggish cable.
1. Disconnect the cable at the clutch lever and at the primary cover.
2. Lubricate both barrel ends with VICTORY All Purpose Grease or equivalent.
3. Reconnect the cable and adjust freeplay as needed.
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Maintenance
Gear Shift Pedal
Do not remove and reposition the shift
arm on the shift shaft to adjust gear
shift pedal height. A 90°+/-5° angle
between the shift arm and the linkage
rod is necessary to ensure correct shift
linkage operation.
1. Loosen the gear shift linkage rod
lock nuts.
2. Turn the linkage rod inward or
outward as necessary.
3. Tighten the linkage rod lock nuts.
4. Check the gear shift pedal height.
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90°
Lock
Nut
Shift Linkage
Rod
Lock
Nut
Maintenance
Brake Systems
Front Brake Fluid
Check the front brake fluid level. See page 39. The fluid level should be at or above the top
of the sight glass. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
Use DOT4 brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Use fluid only from a sealed, clean container.
Do not operate the brake while the reservoir cover is removed. Fluid could overflow from the
reservoir and cause air to enter the fluid system.
WARNING! Using the wrong fluid or allowing air or contaminants into the fluid system can damage the
system seals or result in a malfunction that could lead to serious injury or death.
1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Position the handlebars
so that the fluid reservoir is level.
2. Wipe the fluid container and the area around the reservoir cover with a clean cloth.
NOTICE: Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Always clean spilled brake fluid
immediately with water and a mild detergent.
3. Remove the reservoir cover and gasket.
4. Carefully add fluid to the recommended level.
5. Reinstall the reservoir gasket and cover.
Rear Brake Fluid
Check the rear brake fluid level. See page 41. The fluid level should be between the minimum and maximum marks on the reservoir. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
Use DOT4 brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Use fluid only from a sealed, clean container.
Do not operate the brake while the reservoir cover is removed. Fluid could overflow from the
reservoir and cause air to enter the fluid system.
WARNING! Using the wrong fluid or allowing air or contaminants into the fluid system can damage the
system seals or result in a malfunction that could lead to serious injury or death.
1. Secure the motorcycle in a vertical position with an appropriate motorcycle lift.
2. Remove the right side cover.
3. Wipe the fluid container and the area around the reservoir cover with a clean cloth.
NOTICE: Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Always clean spilled brake fluid
immediately with water and a mild detergent.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remove the reservoir cover and gasket.
Carefully add fluid to the recommended level.
Reinstall the reservoir gasket and cover.
Reinstall the side cover.
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Maintenance
Brake Systems
Brake Lever Lubrication
Lubricate at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table. See page 52.
1. Remove the right side mirror.
2. Remove the brake lever pivot nut (10 mm wrench or socket) and pin (4 mm hexagonal
wrench). Note the direction the plunger is installed (if removing). Proper direction is
critical for brake function.
3. Remove any old grease and dirt from the
Large diameter end
lever and housing.
toward lever
4. Lubricate the lever and pivot pin with
VICTORY All Purpose Grease or
equivalent.
5. Reinstall the lever and pivot pin.
Torque: 52 in-lbs (6 Nm)
6. Reinstall the pivot nut.
Torque: 52 in-lbs (6 Nm)
7. Check front brake lever movement. See page 39.
8. Reinstall the right side mirror and adjust.
Brake Lines
Inspect all brake hoses and connections for
dampness or stains from leaking or dried fluid.
Tighten any leaking connections and replace
components as necessary. Torque fasteners to
specification. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Brake Pads
Inspect front and rear brake pad thickness.
Replace brake pads when wear lines are no longer visible, or when pad thickness reaches 1.5
mm.
The shielded pad must be installed on the nonpiston side of the caliper. See the VICTORY
Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY
dealer.
Front Brake Pad
Rear Brake Pad
Wear Lines
Brake Discs
Inspect brake discs for nicks, scratches, cracks or other damage. Inspect the thickness of each
brake disc at four or more locations around the disc. Minimum thickness is stamped on the
inner hub of the disc. If any disc is worn to the minimum thickness at the thinnest point, or if
a disc is damaged, see your VICTORY dealer for replacement.
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Maintenance
Tires
WARNING
Operating the motorcycle with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure could cause loss
of control or accident. Always use the correct size and type of tires specified for your vehicle. Always
maintain proper tire pressure as recommended in the Rider's Manual and on safety labels.
Tire Pressure
Riding warms the tires and increases tire air pressure. For an accurate reading, check tire
pressure before riding. Adjust tire pressure as recommended for the total weight of your
intended load (see table).
WARNING! Do not exceed the maximum recommended inflation pressure to seat the bead. Tire or rim
failure may result.
Recommended Pressure
Location
Size
HAMMER S / HAMMER 8-BALL
Front
130/70R18 63H
Rear
250/40R18 81V
VEGAS JACKPOT
Front
90/90 2154H
Rear
250/40R18 81V
NESS JACKPOT
Front
90/90 21 54H
Rear
250/40R18 81V
VEGAS 8-BALL
Front
90/90 2154H
Rear
180/55 B18 74H
HIGH-BALL
Front
130/90 16 TL 67H
Rear
150/80 B16 TL 71H
BOARDWALK
Front
130/90 16 TL 67H
Rear
150/80 B16 TL 71H
JUDGE
Front
130/90 B16 67H
Rear
140/90 B16 77H
Brand
Type
Loads up to
200 lbs (91 kg)
Loads up to
maximum load
capacity
Dunlop
Dunlop
Elite 3
Elite 3
36 psi (248 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
41 psi (283 kPa)
Dunlop
Dunlop
Elite 3
Elite 3
36 psi (248 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
41 psi (283 kPa)
Dunlop
Dunlop
Elite 3
Elite 3
36 psi (248 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
41 psi (283 kPa)
Dunlop
Dunlop
Elite 3
D417
36 psi (248 kPa)
36 psi (248 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
41 psi (283 kPa)
Metzeler
Metzeler
ME880
ME880
38 psi (262 kPa)
40 psi (276 kPa)
40 psi (276 kPa)
42 psi (290 kPa)
Metzeler
Metzeler
ME880
ME880
38 psi (262 kPa)
40 psi (276 kPa)
40 psi (276 kPa)
42 psi (290 kPa)
Dunlop
Dunlop
491 Elite ll-RWL
491 Elite ll-RWL
36 psi (248 kPa)
40 psi (276 kPa)
36 psi (248 kPa)
40 psi (276 kPa)
Tire Condition
Inspect the tire sidewalls, road contact surface and tread base. If inspection reveals cuts,
punctures, cracks or other wear or damage, replace the tire before riding. Use only approved
replacement tires. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Tire Tread Depth
The raised areas at the base of the tread are wear bars. When the road
contact surface has worn to the top of the wear bars, replace the tire.
For more precise measurement, and for tires not equipped with wear
bars, use a depth gauge or an accurate ruler to measure the depth of
the center tire tread. Replace the tire if the tread depth is less than 1/16
inch (1.6 mm).
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Maintenance
Wheel Spokes
Inspect both wheels for loose, bent, broken or missing spokes (if
equipped). To identify loose spokes, grasp each spoke and try to
move it side to side or up and down. All spokes should be
equally tight and have the same amount of flex. Tighten loose
spokes and replace bent, broken or missing spokes (see an authorized VICTORY dealer).
WARNING! Spokes adjusted or replaced improperly could distort the
wheel, make the motorcycle difficult to handle, and cause loss of
control.
Wheels
Inspect both wheels for cracks or damage and replace damaged wheels promptly. Do not
operate the motorcycle if wheels are damaged or cracked. See the VICTORY Service Manual
or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Exhaust System
Check the exhaust system for stains from leaking exhaust gasses. Replace damaged or leaking exhaust gaskets. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Check all exhaust system fasteners.
1. Tighten exhaust header flange nuts.
Torque: 12 ft-lbs (16 Nm)
2. Tighten muffler mounting screws.
Torque: 18 ft-lbs (24.5 Nm)
3. Tighten the support bracket nut.
Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47.5 Nm)
4. Tighten muffler clamps.
Torque: 31 ft-lbs (42 Nm)
#2
#1
#2
#3
#4
#4
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#1
Maintenance
Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Recommendations
Replace spark plugs at the intervals recommended in the
periodic maintenance table. See page 52. Always replace
spark plugs in pairs.
Spark Plug Specifications
Spark Plug Type
Spark Plug Gap
Spark Plug Torque
NGK DCPR6E
.031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
10.8-14.5 ft-lbs (14.6-19.7 Nm)
Spark Plug Inspection
CAUTION! Wear face protection when using pressurized air.
Electrode Bridge
1. Make sure the engine is at room temperature.
2. Disconnect the spark plug wires by pulling upward on the
spark plug boots.
3. To prevent any debris from entering the engine through the
spark plug hole, use pressurized air to clean the area
around each spark plug before removing it.
4. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder head with a 5/8inch spark plug socket.
Electrode Tip
Tip: Both spark plugs should have the same light or medium tan color
deposits on the insulator around the electrode tip. The spark plug
electrode tip and bridge should have sharp, square edges.
Insulator
.031-.035 inch
(0.8-0.9 mm)
5. If spark plugs are in good condition and are not due for
replacement, clean them with a non-metallic stiff bristle
brush, set the gap with a spark plug gap tool, clean the
mating surface on the cylinder head, and install the spark
plug with a spark plug socket. Reinstall both spark plug wires.
Tip: Spark plugs with bright white or sooty black deposits or with damaged insulators or electrodes can
indicate engine problems. If these conditions exist, or if the condition of one plug is markedly different from the other, see the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Maintenance
Seat Removal (HAMMER S)
Seat Screws
WARNING! A loose seat could cause a sudden shift
in riding position, causing loss of control. Always
ensure seats are secure before riding.
1. Remove the passenger seat cowl by pulling
evenly and directly upward on both sides
of the cowl.
2. Remove the three socket head seat screws using a 5 mm hexagonal wrench.
3. Lift the rear of the seat and pull rearward to disengage the tab at the front of the seat.
Seat Installation (HAMMER S)
1. Slide the seat tongue into the receiver at the rear of the fuel tank. Align the seat screw
holes. Ensure the front seat mount is engaged in the front receiver, then install the
screws. Torque to 57 in. lbs. (6.8 Nm).
2. Reinstall the passenger seat cowl.
Seat Removal (JACKPOT)
WARNING! A loose seat could cause a sudden shift in riding position,
causing loss of control. Always make sure the seats are securely
fastened before riding the motorcycle.
2
1
1. Remove the side covers. If necessary, remove the fuse box
from the bracket.
2. Remove the three screws securing the seat to the frame. Lift
the rear of the seat and pull rearward and upward to remove it.
Seat Installation (JACKPOT)
1. Slide the seat tongue into the rubber mount at the rear of the
fuel tank. Push down on the rear of the seat until the screw
holes align.
2. Ensure the front seat mount is engaged in the front rubber
mount, then install the screws and tighten securely.
3. Reinstall the fuse box (if removed). Reinstall the side covers.
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1
Maintenance
Seat Removal (JUDGE/BOARDWALK)
1. Remove the side covers. Remove the fuse box from the bracket.
2. Remove the two screws securing the seat to the frame. Remove the four screws securing
the rear fender rails and remove the fender rails. Loosen the four screws securing the rear
seat bracket to the frame.
3. Carefully lift the seat upward and forward until the rear bracket fingers are freed from
the four rear mounting screws.
Seat Installation (JUDGE/BOARDWALK)
1. Carefully lower the front of the seat and align the four slotted rear bracket fingers with
the four rear mounting screws. Make sure the fingers are outside of the spacers. Then
carefully pull the seat rearward so the screws can support the slotted fingers without
holding on to the seat.
2. Adjust the seat so the front screw holes align. Install the screws and tighten securely.
3. Tighten the four rear screws securing the rear seat bracket to the frame.
4. Reinstall the rear fender rails. Install the screws and tighten securely.
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Maintenance
Seat Removal (VEGAS 8-BALL/HIGH-BALL)
WARNING! A loose seat could cause a sudden shift in riding position, causing loss of control. Always
make sure the seats are securely fastened before riding the motorcycle.
1. Remove the side covers. Remove the fuse box from the bracket.
2. Remove the two screws (left and right) securing the seat to the frame.
3. Lift the rear of the seat and pull rearward and upward to remove it.
Seat Installation (VEGAS 8-BALL/HIGH-BALL)
1. Slide the seat tongue into the rubber mount at the rear of the fuel tank. Push down on the
rear of the seat until the screw holes align.
2. Ensure the front seat mount is engaged in the front rubber mount, then install the screws
and tighten securely.
3. Reinstall the fuse box. Reinstall the side covers.
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Maintenance
Handlebar Position (HIGH-BALL)
On models equipped with two handlebar positions, the motorcycle is manufactured with handlebars in the low position.
Before changing handlebar position, check regulations in your
area of operation. Operation with the handlebars in the high
position may not be legal in all areas or for all riders.
High
Position
Low
Position
WARNING! Handlebar controls must be repositioned each time
handlebar position is changed. Failure to reposition handlebar controls
could result in loss of vehicle control resulting in severe injury or death.
1. To adjust handlebar position, loosen
High
Position
the bolts on the bottom of the riser.
Align upper
2. Adjust the handlebars upward or
mark to split.
downward to the desired position.
For high position, align the upper
handlebar marks with the split in
the riser. For low position, align the
lower handlebar marks with the
split in the riser.
3. Tighten the front (longer) riser bolts first, then
Low Position
tighten the rear bolts.
Use forward holes.
Low
Position
Align lower
mark to split.
Torque: 22 ft-lbs (31 Nm)
4. Loosen the screws at the bottom of the left and
right handlebar controls and reposition both
controls. Make sure the index pin in each
control is fully seated in the appropriate
handlebar hole before tightening screws. For
handlebars in the low position, seat the index
pins in the forward set of index holes. For
handlebars in the high position, seat the pins in
the rear set of holes.
5. Tighten the handlebar control screws.
High Position
Use rear holes.
Index Pin
Torque: 25 in-lbs (2.8 Nm)
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Maintenance
Battery
The motorcycle battery is a sealed, maintenance-free battery. Do not remove the battery cap
strip for any reason. Keep the battery connections clean and tight at all times.
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious burns can result from contact with
skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable
oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
Batteries may produce explosive gases.
• Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc. away.
• Ventilate when charging or using in an enclosed space.
• Always shield eyes when working near batteries
• KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Battery Removal
1. Remove the seat and left side cover.
2. Remove battery cover retaining nuts, and remove the cover.
WARNING! Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and
cause serious injury or death. When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable
first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the negative (black) cable last.
3. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cables (black cables with ends exposed) first.
4. Disconnect the positive (+) cables (cable ends are covered with a red boot).
5. Slide the battery out.
Battery Charging
1. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the
posts and cable connectors with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water.
Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Apply a thin film of dielectric grease to the posts
and cable connectors.
2. Following the charger manufacturer's instructions, use an accessory battery charger or a
charger designed for use with 12-volt batteries. The charger should have a maximum
charging rate of 1.8 amps. Charge the battery for approximately 10 hours at a rate of 1.8
amps. If you use a taper or trickle charger, it will take longer to charge the battery.
3. After charging the battery, allow the battery to sit 1-2 hours before checking the state of
charge with a DC volt meter. The charge should be a minimum of 12.5 DC volts. Repeat
the charging cycle if the charge is less than 12.5 DC volts. Replace the battery if it fails
to reach 12.5 volts after the second charge.
Tip: An accessory maintenance charger and accessory fused charging harness can be purchased
through your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Maintenance
Battery
Battery Installation
1. Before installing the battery, make sure it's fully charged and clean.
2. Slide the battery into position in the battery tray with the positive (+) terminal to the rear
of the motorcycle.
NOTICE: Connecting the battery cables to the wrong terminals can severely damage the electrical
system.
3. Connect the positive (+) battery cables, tighten securely and install the red boot.
4. Connect the negative (-) cables and tighten securely. Be sure cables have adequate side
cover clearance.
5. Reinstall the battery cover.
6. Reinstall the side cover.
Fuse Replacement
1. Remove the right side cover.
2. Lift the release tab and slide the fuse box
rearward to remove it from the bracket.
Release the tabs on each side of the fuse
box cover and remove the cover.
3. Remove the damaged fuse and seat the
new fuse firmly in its place.
4. Reinstall the fuse box cover with the
double cutout toward the front of the
motorcycle.
5. Reinstall the fuse box and side cover.
Release Tab
NOTICE: Use fuses with the recommended
amperage to avoid damage to the
electrical system.
Fuse Recommendations
Engine / ECM
Fuel Pump
Headlamp / Brake Lamp
Tail Lamp, Flashers, Indicator Lamp, Horn
Ignition / Gauges
Accessory Fuse (for emergency use) (motorcycle will operate
without fuse)
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
15 amp
15 amp
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Maintenance
Headlight Aim Inspection
The top edge of the high beam must be 3 inches
High Beam
(7.6 cm) below the height of the headlight hous25 ft. (7.6 m)
ing parting line and centered straight ahead at 25
3 in. (7.6 cm)
feet (7.6 m).
1. Verify that tire pressure is at specification.
See page 69.
2. Verify that rear suspension ride height
Height of headlamp
(preload) is at specification. Include rider,
housing parting line
passenger (if applicable) and cargo when
setting preload. See page 59.
3. Position the motorcycle on a level surface
with the headlight 25 feet (7.6 m) from a wall.
With the operator and passenger (if applicable) on board, bring the motorcycle to the
fully upright position.
4. Move the ignition switch to the ON position and switch the headlamp to high beam.
Observe the headlight aim on the wall.
5. Make any necessary adjustments to headlight aim.
Headlight Aim Adjustment
1. To adjust the headlamp vertically, hold the headlamp
firmly while loosening the adjustment bolt. Adjust
the headlamp and hold it firmly in position while
tightening the bolt.
Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47.5 Nm)
2. To adjust the headlamp horizontally, loosen the
horizontal adjustment nut. Adjust the headlamp and
hold it firmly in position while tightening the nut.
Vertical
Adjustment
Bolt
Torque: 28 ft-lbs (38 Nm)
3. Verify proper headlight aim. Readjust if necessary.
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Horizontal
Adjustment
Nut
Maintenance
Headlight Lamp Replacement
High intensity discharge (HID) lamps, if equipped, should be handled only by a trained technician wearing the appropriate protective gear. See the VICTORY Service Manual or an
authorized VICTORY dealer.
Halogen Lamps
1. Unplug the wiring harness from the back of the headlight (lift the tab). Be sure to pull on
the connector, not on the wiring.
Tip: Avoid touching a halogen lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot
spot that will shorten the life of the lamp. If a lamp is touched, clean it thoroughly with denatured
alcohol.
2. Remove the spent lamp. Apply dielectric grease to the socket and install a new lamp.
3. Reinstall the wiring harness.
Sidestand Lubrication
1. Secure the motorcycle in a fully upright position
using an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of
wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
2. Move the sidestand upward to its stored position.
CAUTION! Wear face protection. The sidestand return spring
is under tension and can injure your eyes and face when
released.
3. Hold the nut and remove the sidestand pivot bolt
and sidestand return spring. Wipe any old grease
and dirt from the sidestand, frame and pivot bolt.
4. Lubricate the sidestand, the pivot bolt and the ends of the spring with VICTORY All
Purpose Grease or equivalent.
5. Reinstall the sidestand spring and place the sidestand on the mounting boss with the
stand in the stored (up) position. Install the pivot bolt and tighten it while holding the
nut.
Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47 Nm)
6. Verify that the sidestand moves freely through its pivot range.
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Matte Clear Coat Finishes
Matte finish products are prone to trapping dirt, oils and other contaminants. Always clean
this type of finish with warm water and a mild dish-washing detergent. Use a soft sponge to
gently rub the surface, then rinse with clean warm water. For stubborn stains such as grease
or oil, use a citrus-based cleaner. Spray the cleaner onto the area and rub gently with a soft
sponge. Allow the cleaner to sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse well with clean warm
water. Repeat as needed.
NOTICE: Never use a polishing/buffing wax or any sponge that has an abrasive surface when
cleaning a matte finish. These products will buff the matte surface of the finish and result in
a glossy finish. Never clean matte finishes with a pressure washer, as this will further imbed
contaminants into the clear coat and may damage labels and decals.
Suede Paint Finishes
If your motorcycle has a suede paint finish, do not use conventional cleaning methods to
clean your motorcycle. Suede paint is different from VICTORY’s usual high-gloss finish.
Like suede fabric, suede paint changes as you interact with the finish. It will change with
time, exposure to elements and use. The quality of the paint is not affected by these changes.
Suede paint cannot be buffed out if it becomes scratched or scuffed. If polished, the finish
will become less flat or matte. This finish cannot be repaired if it receives heavy damage
such as a scratch or chip.
Suede Finish Cleaning
Suede paint should be cleaned and cared for in the following manner:
1. Spray Pure Victory Polish Suede Finish Cleaner (#90949) directly on all the suede bodywork.
2. Using a Pure Victory Polish 100% Microfiber Polishing Towel (#90962), wipe the
cleaner into the surface, then wipe the finish dry using a clean, dry surface of the towel.
3. After you have cleaned and dried your suede bodywork, apply Pure Victory Polish Suede
Finish Protectant (#90950) to maintain and protect the beauty of your VICTORY
motorcycle. Be sure to apply the protectant after every cleaning.
Suede Finish Protectant
1. Spray Pure Victory Polish Suede Finish Protectant (#90950) onto the suede bodywork.
Use a Pure Victory Polish 100% Microfiber Polishing Towel (#90962) or Microfiber
Applicator (#90965) to rub the protectant thoroughly into the surface.
2. Using a clean, dry microfiber towel, wipe the surface to achieve that showroom-new
suede finish.
3. IMPORTANT: Be sure to apply Pure Victory Polish Suede Finish Protectant after every
cleaning.
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Pure VICTORY Products
This section provides tips on the very best way to clean, polish and preserve every surface of
your beautiful new VICTORY Motorcycle. If your motorcycle has a suede paint finish, do
not use conventional cleaning methods to clean your motorcycle. See page 80.
We recommend the use of our new Pure VICTORY cleaning and polishing products and
accessories, which have been specially designed to offer the best care possible for your VICTORY motorcycle.
In addition to the products recommended in this section for cleaning and polishing, Pure
VICTORY Polishes also has specialty products for:
• removing scratches, scuffs and swirls
• enhancing black and silver engines
• cleaning engines, tires and wheels
• removing brake dust
After cleaning the motorcycle, inspect for damage to the painted surfaces. Repair chips or
scratches promptly by applying VICTORY touch-up paint to prevent corrosion. For more
information, or for answers to your cleaning and detailing questions, see your VICTORY
dealer or write to the Pure VICTORY Polishes Staff at: victorymailbag@polaris.com.
Washing the Motorcycle
Before Washing
1. Make sure exhaust pipes are cool. Cover each pipe opening with a plastic bag secured
with a strong rubber band.
2. Check that the spark plugs, spark plug wire caps, oil fill cap and fuel caps are properly
seated.
3. Rinse off as much dirt and mud as possible with water running at low pressure. Use as
little water as possible when washing near the air cleaner or the exhaust pipe openings.
Dry these components thoroughly before using the motorcycle.
4. Clean the front fork tubes thoroughly to reduce fork seal wear and leakage.
5. After washing, remove the rubber bands and plastic bags from the exhaust pipes. Start
the engine and let it idle for a few minutes. Make sure the brakes are functioning
properly before riding.
NOTICE: Do not use pressurized water to wash the motorcycle. Water may seep in and deteriorate
wheel bearings, brake caliper assemblies, brake master cylinders, electrical connectors,
steering head bearings, and transmission seals. Do not direct any water stream at air
intakes, exhaust outlets or electrical connectors.
Electrical components may be damaged by water. Do not allow water to contact electrical
components or connectors.
Do not use glass cleaners, water or soil repellents, and petroleum or alcohol based cleaners
on the windshield, as these products can damage the windshield.
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Washing the Motorcycle
There are two totally different styles of motorcycle washing and there is a Pure VICTORY
Polish product for each style. If your motorcycle has a suede paint finish, do not use conventional cleaning methods to clean your motorcycle. See page 80.
Standard “Bucket Wash”
This is the conventional way to wash your motorcycle. We recommend the use of Pure VICTORY Bike Wash Concentrate, a concentrated gentle product formulated to clean without
diminishing the life of any durable polish. This product does not contain alkalis, acids or
abrasives and is formulated to perform as a wetting agent to soften bugs, road grime and soil,
and to prevent abrasion from your wash mitt or cloth. This product also decreases drying
time without spotting or streaking.
1. Add 1 ounce (about 2 capfuls) to 1 gallon of water.
2. Apply to a cool motorcycle with a wool or microfiber wash mitt.
Tip: For best results, work one side of the motorcycle at a time, working from top to bottom.
3. Rinse thoroughly with an open hose, no pressure needed. Create a sheeting action to
eliminate spotting.
4. Use a Pure VICTORY Microfiber Chamois or Plush Microfiber Towel to dry virtually
spot-free.
Spray-Rinse-and-Ride Wash
This is the new way to clean your VICTORY quickly and easily, then resume riding. Pure
VICTORY Spray Rinse and Ride bike wash is safe and will not harm any surface that water
won’t harm. If your motorcycle has a suede paint finish, do not use conventional cleaning
methods to clean your motorcycle. See page 80.
If you clean your bike frequently, you may mix this product 50/50 with water. Spray the
product on surfaces cool to the touch. DO NOT spray on a hot motorcycle. When applied,
this product softens dirt, soil, bugs and road grime.
1. Spray windshields, body panels, saddle bags, trunks, engines, tires, wheels, pipes and
chrome. Consistent and complete coverage of the motorcycle is important for best
results.
Tip: Use a cloth or wash mitt on stubborn areas.
2. DO NOT allow the product to dry on your motorcycle. Blast rinse with a garden hose
equipped with a pressure nozzle. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, then use a gentle rinse to
create sheeting action of the water to lessen the possibility of spotting.
Tip: Use a Pure VICTORY Microfiber Chamois or Plush Microfiber Towel to dry virtually spot-free.
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Quick Clean-Ups
For quick clean-ups between washings, or when water is not available, use Pure VICTORY
Spray & Wipe Instant Detailer, a complete spray-and-wipe product designed to clean and
polish all surfaces. It works quickly and easily and is silicone-free so it leaves no oily nor
white residue. It provides protection from UV rays, acid rain, and dirt. It will remove bugs,
road tar, and road grime from your windshield, paint and chrome. This product is safe for all
surfaces, including pin striping, custom paint or murals. It’s safe for Plexiglas, Lexan,
Acrylic or factory-coated windscreens. It’s non-streaking, and it provides polish protection
and a water-repellent shine.
If your motorcycle has a suede paint finish, do not use conventional cleaning methods to
clean your motorcycle. See page 80.
1. Spray on all surfaces, including the windshield, paint, chrome, wheels and leather to
clean, polish and protect.
2. Wipe dry with Pure VICTORY Plush Microfiber Towel. DO NOT use a T-shirt.
3. Spray on and wipe off to easily remove bugs, dust and water spots. For heavily soiled
surfaces, use product more liberally.
Tip: Use this product on the windshield to repel water and enhance rain visibility.
Polishing the Motorcycle
Polished Aluminum Care
When a VICTORY is new, the polished aluminum wheels, hand levers and shifter shine like
chrome. Ultraviolet (UV) rays and oxidation will cause polished aluminum to grow dull,
however, if it’s not properly polished and protected.
Pure VICTORY Awesome Metal Polish will clean, polish and protect these aluminum surfaces. This metal polish will restore that factory chrome-like shine and leave a protective
coating that resists future oxidation for several months. Pure VICTORY Awesome Metal
Polish provides instant results you must see to believe!
1. Shake the polish container well before using.
2. Apply the product with a terry cotton or microfiber cloth or pad.
3. Rub gently until the black begins to come to the surface or until shine begins to show
through the haze.
4. Allow the product to haze.
5. Remove the haze with a terry cotton or microfiber cloth and buff to a long-lasting
chrome-like shine.
6. Do not polish the spokes on spoked wheels.
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Polishing the Motorcycle
There are now two totally different styles of polishing or protecting your paint and chrome.
Standard Method of Polishing Paint and Chrome
Pure VICTORY Windshield, Paint and Chrome Polish is a unique formula designed to produce a glass-like shine on painted or clear-coated finishes and chrome surfaces.
• Use it on chrome-plated accessories to prevent surface rust and create a glass-like shine.
• This product creates a deep, shiny finish without silicone.
• Use it to polish and fill light scratches on Plexiglas, Lexan, Acrylic and factory-coated
windshields.
• It repels water from windshields and keeps bugs from sticking.
• Windshield, Paint and Chrome Polish provides long-lasting protection from oxidation,
corrosion, UV rays and heat.
1. Shake the container well before using.
2. Apply with Pure VICTORY 100% Microfiber Wax Applicator in a circular motion or
straight line to a clean surface. It can be applied in direct sunlight.
3. Rub the product until it is almost clear, then allow to dry to a haze before removal. The
entire motorcycle can be treated before removing polish.
4. Use a Pure VICTORY Polishes Plush Microfiber Towel to wipe it off easily and dustfree.
5. For best results on a windshield, apply to a clean windshield. Once applied, rain water
beads and blows off, enhancing rain visibility. The glass-like finish keeps bugs from
sticking and permits their easy removal.
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Polishing the Motorcycle
Premium Polishing for Long-Lasting Protection
This newer style of polishing paint and chrome utilizes the latest in high-quality polymer
technology that provides the longest-lasting protection available in the polish industry today.
Pure VICTORY Liquid Spray Wax for Windshields, Paint & Chrome is formulated for polishing after washing and can be sprayed on wet or dry surfaces. Liquid Spray Wax quickly
produces a durable, high-gloss shine with minimal effort. It contains NO ABRASIVES and
is clear coat-safe. It contains NO PETROLIUM DISTILLATES or SILICONES.
1. Shake container well before use.
2. Begin by washing and rinsing the motorcycle.
3. Spray Liquid Spray Wax on a wet or dry bike, one section at a time. (For best results, the
bike’s surface should be cool.)
4. Wipe dry one section at a time with Pure VICTORY Microfiber Chamois or microfiber
towel.
5. When finished drying, buff the entire motorcycle with a clean, dry Pure VICTORY
Microfiber Polishing Towel for a clean and luxurious shine.
Tip: Liquid Spray Wax can also be applied to clean and dry clear coats, windshields and chrome. Apply
to one section at a time and wipe dry. When finished, use a second towel to buff to a luxurious,
long-lasting shine.
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Leather, Rubber and Vinyl Care
WARNING
Never use a non-recommended protectant on seats, footrests, hand grips or tires. Slippery seats,
footrests or hand grips can cause loss of control. Slippery tires can cause loss of traction and loss of
control. Both situations could result in serious injury or death.
For the finest leather care, use Pure VICTORY Leather, Vinyl & Rubber Conditioner, a
unique, pleasantly scented formula of premium-quality polymers designed to restore luster
and softness to vinyl, leather and rubber without making them slippery.
This product is a true conditioner, not a coating. It does not close the pores of the surfaces but
penetrates, nourishes and softens the material. It protects against ultra violet (UV) rays and
cracking, repels water and prolongs the life and like-new appearance of the materials.
Applied to rubber, this product creates a water-repellent, like-new appearance. Regular use
increases soil resistance.
1. Apply the product on a clean dry surface using a soft cloth.
2. Rub the product into the material. Repeat the treatment if the surface is extremely dry.
3. Wipe dry with a second cloth to remove excess product. Buff lightly with the second
towel for additional luster.
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Storage
If you will not operate the motorcycle for several months, such as during the winter, store the
motorcycle to prevent damage to the fuel system and the battery and to protect components
from corrosion or deterioration. During storage you might use products that are potentially
hazardous; such as fuel stabilizer. When using any of these products, follow the instructions
and warnings on the product packaging.
This section includes instructions for preparing the motorcycle for storage, maintaining it
during storage and removing it from storage.
Storage Area Preparation
Choose a dry, well-ventilated storage location, inside a garage or other structure if possible.
The location should have a firm, flat surface and allow enough space for the motorcycle.
To best preserve tire condition:
• The storage area should have a relatively constant and moderate temperature.
• The storage surface should be free of oil and gasoline.
• The motorcycle should not be near a heat source or any type of electric motor.
Clean and Protect the Motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle before placing it in storage. See page 81. Wax painted surfaces and
polish chromed and other metal surfaces. Apply protectant to exposed rubber, vinyl, and
plastic parts. Do not apply rubber protectant to the tire tread surfaces.
Fuel Stabilizer
Using a mixture of fuel and the recommended amount of VICTORY Premium Carbon Clean
Plus or other gasoline stabilizer, fill the fuel tank to a level just below the bottom of the fuel
filler insert.
Ride the motorcycle or start and run the engine for 15 minutes in a well ventilated area to
pass the stabilized fuel through entire fuel-injection system.
Engine Protection
Change the engine oil. See page 53. Carbon deposits and combustion acids, normally suspended in the engine oil when in service, settle on internal engine components during storage. Settled deposits can cause engine damage or internal corrosion.
Tire Inflation
Verify that tire pressure is at specification. See page 69. Check and adjust tire pressure as
needed during the storage period.
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Storage
Battery Care
1. Remove the battery. See page 76.
2. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the
posts and cable connectors with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water.
Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Apply a thin film of dielectric grease to the posts
and cable connectors.
3. Clean the outside of the battery with a solution of mild detergent and warm water.
4. Store the battery in a dry area with a temperature of 32° to 90° F (0° to 32° C).
5. While in storage, fully charge the battery monthly. If the motorcycle will not be used for
a period of six months or longer, a maintenance charger should be connected to the
battery. See page 76.
Motorcycle Covers
Cover the motorcycle with a genuine VICTORY motorcycle cover or a cover made from a
durable, breathable material designed for storage. The cover must be of a breathable material
to prevent moisture build-up, which can cause oxidation of metal surfaces.
Protection from Rodents
If the motorcycle will be stored in an area where mice are a concern (rural areas, barns,
sheds, etc.), take extra measures to deter infestation. This may include placing a screen mesh
over any intake or exhaust openings.
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Removal From Storage
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the cover and any intake or exhaust coverings.
Unlock the front forks (if locked).
Verify that tire pressure is at specification.
Install the battery and perform an electrical inspection.
Check the oil level. If the motorcycle was stored in an area subject to wide swings in
temperature and humidity (such as outdoors), change the engine oil before starting the
engine. See page 53, beginning with step 3.
NOTICE: During storage, temperature and humidity changes can cause condensation to form in the
crankcase and mix with engine oil. Running the engine with oil that contains condensation
can cause engine damage.
6. Inspect the storage area for signs of fluid leaks. Identify and perform service to any
leaking components.
7. Install new spark plugs if necessary.
8. Wash and polish the motorcycle. Wax, polish, or apply protectant to appropriate
components.
9. Perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 34.
10. Perform a road test. See page 51.
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Motorcycle Noise Regulation
Tampering with noise control systems is prohibited. Federal law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof:
• The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement,
of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale
or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or
• The use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are:
• Removal or puncturing of the muffler, baffles, header pipes or any other component which conducts exhaust gases.
• Removal or puncturing of any part of the intake system.
• Lack of proper maintenance.
• Replacing any moving part of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.
This product should be checked for repair or replacement if the motorcycle noise has increased significantly through
use. Otherwise, the owner may become subject to penalties under state and local ordinances.
Noise Emission Warranty
VICTORY Motorcycle Division warrants that this exhaust system, at the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA
Federal noise standards. This warranty extends to the first person who buys this exhaust system for purposes other than
resale, and to all subsequent buyers.
Warranty claims should be directed to an authorized VICTORY dealer or VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales
Inc., P.O. Box 47700, Hamel, MN 55340-9960
Emissions Control System Warranty
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES, Polaris Sales Inc. - Emission Control System Warranty Statement
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The California Air Resources Board and VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. (hereinafter VICTORY) are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2010 or later VICTORY motorcycle.
In California, new motor vehicles must be designed, built and equipped to meet the state's stringent anti-smog
standards. VICTORY must warrant the emission control system on your motorcycle for the periods of time listed
below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your motorcycle.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic
converter and engine computer. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, VICTORY will repair your motorcycle at no cost to you, including diagnosis, parts and labor.
Manufacturer's Warranty Coverage
Class III motorcycles (280 cc and larger): for a period of use of five (5) years or 30,000 kilometers (18,641
miles), whichever first occurs.
If an emission-related part on your motorcycle is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by VICTORY.
This is your emission control system DEFECTS WARRANTY.
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Owner's Warranty Responsibilities
As the motorcycle owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
owner's manual. VICTORY recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your motorcycle,
but VICTORY cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance
of all scheduled maintenance.
You are responsible for presenting your motorcycle to a VICTORY dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
As the motorcycle owner, you should be aware that VICTORY may deny your warranty coverage if your motorcycle or part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact VICTORY
Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., P.O. Box 47700, Hamel, Minnesota 55340-9960, or the California Air
Resources Board, P.O. Box 8001, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91734-8001.
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. - Limited Warranty on Emission Control System
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., (hereinafter VICTORY) warrants that each new 2010 and
later VICTORY Motorcycle that includes as standard equipment a headlight, taillight and stoplight, and is street
legal:
A. is designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial retail purchases with all applicable
regulations of the United States environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources
Board; and
B. is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause such motorcycle to fail to conform with
applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air
Resources Board for a period of use, depending on the engine displacement, of 12,000 kilometers (7,456
miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is less than 170 cubic centimeters; of 18,000 kilometers
(11,185 miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is equal or greater than 170 cubic centimeters
but less than 280 cubic centimeters; or of 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles), if the motorcycle's engine
displacement is 280 cubic centimeters or greater; or 5 (five) years from the date of initial retail delivery,
whichever occurs first.
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Emissions Control System Warranty
I. Coverage
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized VICTORY motorcycle
dealer located within the United States of America in compliance with the Clean Air Act and applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. Any part or
parts replaced under this warranty shall become the property of VICTORY.
In the State of California only, emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the state's Emission
Warranty Parts List. These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts; intake manifold; fuel tank; fuel
injection system; spark advance mechanism; crankcase breather; air cutoff valves; fuel tank cap for evaporative
emission controlled vehicles; oil filler cap; pressure control valve; fuel/vapor separator; canister; igniters; breaker
governors; ignition coils; ignition wires; ignition points; condensers, and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the
first scheduled replacement; and hoses, clamps, fittings and tubing used directly in these parts. Since emission
related parts may vary from model to model, certain models may not contain all of these parts and certain models
may contain functionally equivalent parts.
In the State of California only, Emission Control System emergency repairs, as provided for in the California
Administrative Code, may be performed by other than an authorized VICTORY dealer. An emergency situation
occurs when an authorized VICTORY dealers is not reasonably available, a part is not available within 30 days,
or a repair is not complete within 30 days. Any replacement part can be used in an emergency repair. VICTORY
will reimburse the owner for expenses, including diagnosis, not to exceed VICTORY's suggested retail price for
all warranted parts replaced and labor charges based on VICTORY's recommended time allowance for the warranty repair and the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and
failed parts in order to receive compensation.
II. Limitations
This Emission Control System warranty shall not cover any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of:
(1) accident
(2) misuse
(3) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed
(4) use of replacement parts or accessories not conforming to VICTORY specifications which adversely
affect performance and/or
(5) use in competitive racing or related events.
B. Inspections, replacement of parts, and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance
C. Any motorcycle on which the odometer mileage has been changed so that actual mileage cannot be readily determined.
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III. Limited Liability
A. The liability of VICTORY under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material or workmanship by an authorized VICTORY motorcycle dealer at its place of
business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of
the motorcycle or transportation of the motorcycle to or from the VICTORY dealer. VICTORY SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SALE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE VICTORY MOTORCYCLE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
B. NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY VICTORY EXCEPT
AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
WARRANTY TERMS STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF
WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES. SOME STATES DO
NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
C. No dealer is authorized to modify this VICTORY Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
IV. Legal Rights
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
V. This Warranty Is In Addition To The VICTORY Limited Motorcycle Warranty
VI. Additional Information
Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any
maintenance or repairs. However, VICTORY is not liable for these parts. The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any
individual. The warranty period begins on the date the motorcycle is delivered to an ultimate purchaser.
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc.
P.O. Box 47700
Hamel, MN 55340-9960
ATTN: Warranty Department
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VICTORY Motorcycle Warranty Policy
Limited Warranty
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., P.O. Box 47700, Hamel, Minnesota 55340-9960, gives a
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all components of the VICTORY Motorcycle against defects in material or workmanship. Warranty period will vary regionally. This warranty covers the parts and labor charges for
repair or replacement of defective parts which are covered by this warranty. This warranty begins on the date of
purchase. This warranty is transferable to another consumer during the warranty period through a VICTORY
Motorcycle dealer.
Registration
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed by your dealer and submitted to VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. within ten days. Upon receipt of this registration, VICTORY
Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. will record the registration for warranty. No verification of registration
will be sent to the purchaser as the copy of the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement. If
you have not signed the original registration and received the “customer copy”, please contact your dealer immediately. NO WARRANTY COVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS YOUR VICTORY MOTORCYCLE
IS REGISTERED WITH VICTORY MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF POLARIS SALES INC.
Initial dealer preparation and set-up of your VICTORY Motorcycle is very important in ensuring trouble-free
operation. Purchasing a motorcycle in the crate or without proper dealer set-up will void your warranty coverage.
Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
The warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. This warranty
does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not
cover any VICTORY Motorcycle that has been altered structurally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained,
used for racing, or used for purposes other than for which it was manufactured, or for any damages which occur
during trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts. In addition, this warranty does not cover physical damage to paint or finish, stress cracks, tearing or puncturing of upholstery material, corrosion, or defects in parts, components or VICTORY Motorcycle due to fire, explosions or any other
cause beyond VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. control.
This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants, chemicals, or fuels that are not compatible with
the VICTORY Motorcycle.
The exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc.
exclusive option, repair or replacement of any defective materials, or components or products. THE REMEDIES
SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. VICTORY MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF POLARIS SALES INC.
SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. THIS
EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, AND SPECIAL DAMAGES IS INDEPENDENT
FROM AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY FINDING THAT THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FAILED OF ITS
ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages or implied warranties, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you if inconsistent with
controlling state law.
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Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO
THE ABOVE ONE YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD. VICTORY MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF POLARIS
SALES INC. FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED IN THIS WARRANTY
OTHER THAN EMISSIONS AND EXCISE WARRANTIES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law.
How To Obtain Warranty Service
If your VICTORY Motorcycle requires warranty service, you must take it to a VICTORY Motorcycle Servicing
Dealer. When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the Warranty Registration form to the
dealer. (THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE DEALER IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).
VICTORY Motorcycles division of Polaris Sales Inc. suggests that you use your original selling dealer; however,
you may use any VICTORY Motorcycle Servicing Dealer to perform warranty service.
Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should your dealer require any additional assistance
they will contact the appropriate person at VICTORY Motorcycles division of Polaris Sales Inc.
This warranty also gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
If any of the above terms are void because of state or federal law, all other warranty terms will remain in effect.
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Specifications
HAMMER
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Seat Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Rake/Trail
Dry Weight
Wet Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Maximum Load Capacity (riders, cargo,
accessories)
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Engine Oil
Fuel
Fuel Reserve
Engine Type
Configuration
Displacement
Cooling System / Oiling System
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
Bore and Stroke
Fuel System / Throttle Body Bore
Exhaust System
Spark Plug / Gap
Dimensions
93.8 in. (238.3 cm)
37 in. (94 cm) (HAMMER S/8-BALL)
37.7 in. (95.8 cm) (HAMMER S LE)
45 in. (114.3 cm) (HAMMER S/8-BALL)
43.4 in. (110.2 cm) (HAMMER S LE)
26.5 in. (67.3 cm) (HAMMER S)
26.0 in. (66 cm) (HAMMER 8-BALL)
66.5 in. (168.9 cm)
5.8 in. (14.8 cm) (HAMMER S)
5.3 in. (13.5 cm) (HAMMER 8-BALL)
32.9° / 5.57 in. (14.2 cm)
Weight
672 lbs. (305 kg) (HAMMER S/8-BALL)
664 lbs. (301 kg) (HAMMER S LE)
702 lbs. (319 kg) (HAMMER S/8-BALL)
694 lbs. (315 kg) (HAMMER S LE)
1173 lbs. (532 kg)
471 lbs. (214 kg) (HAMMER S/8-BALL)
479 lbs. (217 kg) (HAMMER S LE
415 lbs. (188 kg) Front Axle
758 lbs. (344 kg) Rear Axle
Capacities
5 qts. (4.75 l) / approximately 9 pts. (4.25 l) at oil
change
4.5 gal. (17 l)
1 gal. (3.8 l) (approximate)
Engine
VICTORY FREEDOM 106 / 6 V-Twin
4 Stroke 50° V-Twin
106 cu. in. (1731 cc)
Air & Oil / Wet Sump
9.4:1
SOHC - 4 Valves Per Cylinder / Hydraulic Lifters & Cam
Chain Adjusters
101 x 108 mm
Electronic Fuel Injection / 45 mm
Dual-Large Bore Slash-Cut with Common Volume
NGK DCPR6E / .031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
HAMMER
Front Suspension Type / Travel
Rear Suspension Type/Travel
Swingarm
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Final Drive Type
Transmission Type
Primary Drive
Primary Reduction Ratio
Gear Shift Pattern
Internal Gear Ratios
1st Gear
2nd Gear
3rd Gear
4th Gear
5th Gear
6th Gear (Overdrive)
Final Drive Ratio
Clutch Type
Front Wheel Type / Size
Rear Wheel Type / Size
Front Tire Type / Size
Rear Tire Type / Size
Alternator
Battery
Fuse, Engine / ECM
Fuse, Fuel Pump
Fuse, Headlight / Brake Light Lamps
Fuse, Tail Light Lamps / Flashers /
Indicator Lamps / Horn
Fuse, Ignition / Gauges
Fuse, Accessory
Bulb, Headlight (International)
Bulb, Taillight
Bulb, Turn Signal
Bulb, Indicator
Chassis
43mm Inverted Telescopic Fork / 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Single Monotube Gas / Preload Adjustable
3.9 in. (10 cm) (HAMMER S)
3.0 in. (7.5 cm) (HAMMER 8-BALL)
Forged & Cast Aluminum with Rising Rate Linkage
Dual (HAMMER S), Single (HAMMER 8-BALL)
300 x 5 mm / Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Calipers
Single 300 x 5 mm / Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Drive System
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh
Gear Drive With Torque Compensator
1.49:1
1 Down / 5 Up
3.13:1
2.02:1
1.50:1
1.20:1
1:1
.87:1
2.12:1
Wet Multi-Plate / Diaphragm Spring
Wheels and Tires
Cast 18 x 3.5 or Billet 18 x 3.0
Cast or Billet 18 x 8.5
Dunlop Elite 3 / 130/70 R18 63H Tubeless
Dunlop Elite 3 / 250/40 R18 81V Tubeless
Electrical
38 amp
YTX20HL-BS / 12 Volts 18 Amp Hour / 310 CCA
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
15 amp
15 amp
High H11 / Low H11
Non-Serviceable LED
R10W / Auto-Cancel System
Non-serviceable LED
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
VEGAS JACKPOT
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Seat Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Rake/Trail
Dry Weight
Wet Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Maximum Load Capacity (riders, cargo,
accessories)
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Engine Oil
Fuel
Fuel Reserve
Engine Type
Configuration
Displacement
Cooling System
Lubrication System
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
Bore and Stroke
Fuel System / Throttle Body Bore
Exhaust System
Spark Plug / Gap
Front Suspension Type / Travel
Rear Suspension Type/Travel
Swingarm
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Dimensions
97.0 in (246.4 cm)
35.8 in. (90.9 cm)
45.5 in (115.6 cm)
25.70 in (65.3 cm)
67.1 in (170.4 cm)
5.3 in (13.5 cm)
33.5° / 5.12 in. (13 cm)
Weight
653 lbs. (296 kg)
683 lbs. (310 kg)
1171 lbs. (531 kg)
488 lbs. (221 kg)
407 lbs. (185 kg) Front Axle
764 lbs. (347 kg) Rear Axle
Capacities
5 qts. (4.75 l) / approximately 9 pts. (4.25 l) at oil
change
4.5 gal. (17 l)
1 gal. (3.8 l) (approximate)
Engine
VICTORY FREEDOM 106 / 6 V-Twin
4 Stroke 50° V-Twin
106 cu. in. (1731 cc)
Air & Oil
Wet Sump
9.4:1
SOHC - 4 Valves Per Cylinder / Hydraulic Lifters & Cam
Chain Adjusters
101 x 108 mm
Electronic Fuel Injection / 45 mm
Dual-Large Bore Slash-Cut with Common Volume
NGK DCPR6E / .031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
Chassis
43mm Conventional Telescopic Fork/5.1 in. (13 cm)
Single Monotube Gas/Preload Adjustable/3 in. (7.5 cm)
Forged & Cast Aluminum with Rising Rate Linkage
Dual 300 x 5 mm / Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Calipers
Single 300 x 5 mm / Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
VEGAS JACKPOT
Final Drive Type
Transmission Type
Primary Drive
Primary Reduction Ratio
Gear Shift Pattern
Internal Gear Ratios
1st Gear
2nd Gear
3rd Gear
4th Gear
5th Gear
6th Gear (Overdrive)
Final Drive Ratio
Clutch Type
Front Wheel Type / Size
Rear Wheel Type / Size
Front Tire Type / Size
Rear Tire Type / Size
Alternator
Battery
Fuse, Engine / ECM
Fuse, Fuel Pump
Fuse, Headlight / Brake Light Lamps
Fuse, Tail Light Lamps / Flashers /
Indicator Lamps / Horn
Fuse, Ignition / Gauges
Fuse, Accessory
Bulb, Headlight (International)
Bulb, Taillight
Bulb, Turn Signal
Bulb, Indicator
Drive System
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh
Gear Drive With Torque Compensator
1.49:1
1 Down / 5 Up
3.13:1
2.02:1
1.50:1
1.20:1
1
.87:1
2.12:1
Wet Multi-Plate / Diaphragm Spring
Wheels and Tires
Cast or Billet 21 x 2.15
Cast or Billet 18 x 8.5
Dunlop Elite 3 / 90/90 2154H Tubeless
Dunlop Elite 3 / 250/40 R18 81V Tubeless
Electrical
38 amp
YTX20HL-BS / 12 Volts 18 Amp Hour / 310 CCA
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
15 amp
15 amp
High H4 (W5W)
Non-Serviceable LED
R10W / Auto-Cancel System
Non-serviceable LED
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
VEGAS 8-BALL
HIGH-BALL
JUDGE
BOARDWALK
Dimensions
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Seat Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Rake/Trail
96.9 in. (246.1 cm)
38.8 in. (98.5 cm)
45.9 in. (116.6 cm)
93.4 in. (237.2 cm)
36.7 in. (93.2 cm)
45.7 in. (116 cm)
Low Handlebars
25.2 in. (64 cm)
25.0 in. (63.5 cm)
67.1 in. (170.4 cm)
64.8 in. (164.7 cm)
5.3 in. (13.5 cm)
4.7 in. (12 cm)
32.9°/4.9 in. (12.6 cm) 31.7°/6.7 in. (17 cm)
92.1 in. (234 cm)
38.8 in. (98.5 cm)
45.9 in. (116.6 cm)
96.7 in. (245.6 cm)
43 in. (109 cm)
44.3 in. (112.5 cm)
25.9 in. (65.8 cm)
64.8 in. (164.7 cm)
4.7 in. (12 cm)
31.7°/6.7 in. (17 cm)
25.9 in. (65.8 cm)
64.8 in. (164.7 cm)
4.7 in. (12 cm)
31.7°/6.7 in. (17 cm)
659 lbs. (299 kg)
675 lbs. (306 kg)
689 lbs. (312.5 kg)
705 lbs. (320 kg)
1151 lbs. (522 kg)
1151 lbs. (523 kg)
462 lbs. (209.5 kg)
446 lbs. (202 kg)
Front
405 lbs. (184 kg)
Rear
746 lbs. (339 kg)
Front
405 lbs. (184 kg)
Rear
746 lbs. (339 kg)
Weight
Dry Weight
638 lbs. (290 kg)
Wet Weight
667 lbs. (303 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR)
Maximum Load
Capacity (riders,
cargo, accessories)
1151 lbs. (523 kg)
Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR)
Front
402 lbs. (182 kg)
Rear
749 lbs. (340 kg)
484 lbs. (220 kg)
Spoked
671 lbs. (304 kg)
Cast
651 lbs. (295 kg)
Spoked
701 lbs. (318 kg)
Cast
681 lbs. (309 kg)
1151 lbs. (522 kg)
Spoked
450 lbs. (204 kg)
Cast
470 lbs. (213 kg)
Front
405 lbs. 184 kg)
Rear
746 lbs. (339 kg)
Capacities
Engine Oil
Fuel
Fuel Reserve
5 qts. (4.75 l)
Approximately 9 pts. (4.25 l) at oil change
4.5 gal. (17 l)
1 gal. (3.8 l) (approximate)
5 qts. (4.75 l)
Approximately 9 pts. (4.25 l) at oil change
4.7 gal. (17.8 l)
1 gal. (3.8 l) (approximate)
Engine
Engine Type
Configuration
Displacement
Cooling System
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
Bore and Stroke
Fuel System/Throttle
Body Bore
Exhaust System
Lubrication System
Spark Plug/Gap
FREEDOM 106/6 V-Twin
4 Stroke 50° V-Twin
106 cu. in. (1731 cc)
Air & Oil
9.4:1
4 Valves Per Cylinder, Hydraulic Lifters & Cam Chain Adjusters
101 x 108 mm
Electronic Fuel Injection / 45 mm
Dual-Staggered Slash-Cut with Common Volume
Wet Sump
NGK DCPR6E / .031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type/
Size
Rear Wheel Type/
Size
Front Tire Type/Size
Cast 21 x 2.15
Dunlop Elite 3
90/90 2154H
Cast or Spoked
16 x 3.5
Cast or Spoked
16 x 3.5
Metzeler ME880
130/90 16 TL 67H
Rear Tire Type/Size
Dunlop D417
180/55 B18 74H
Metzeler ME880
150/80 B16 TL 71H
Cast 18 x 5.5
Cast 16 x 3.5
Spoked 16 x 3.5
Cast 16 x 3.5
Spoked 16 x 3.5
Dunlop
491 Elite ll-RWL
130/90 B16 67H
Dunlop
491 Elite ll-RWL
140/90 B16 77H
Metzeler ME880
130/90 16 TL 67H
Metzeler ME880
150/80 B16 TL 71H
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
VEGAS 8-BALL
HIGH-BALL / JUDGE / BOARDWALK
Chassis
Front Suspension Type /
Travel
Rear Suspension Type/
Travel
Swingarm
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Telescopic Fork / 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Single Monotube Gas / Preload Adjustable
3.0 in. (7.5 cm)
Forged & Cast Aluminum with Rising Rate Linkage
Single 300 x 5 mm Floating Rotor
4 Piston Caliper
Single 300 x 5 mm Floating Rotor
2 Piston Caliper
Drive System
Final Drive Type
Transmission Type
Primary Drive
Primary Reduction Ratio
Gear Shift Pattern
Internal Gear Ratios
1st Gear
2nd Gear
3rd Gear
4th Gear
5th Gear
6th Gear (Overdrive)
Final Drive Ratio
Clutch Type
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh
Gear Drive With Torque Compensator
1.49:1
1 Down / 5 Up
3.13:1
2.02:1
1.50:1
1.20:1
1
.87:1
2.12:1
Wet Multi-Plate / Diaphragm Spring
Electrical
Alternator
Battery
Fuse, Engine / ECM
Fuse, Fuel Pump
Fuse, Headlight / Brake
Light Lamps
Fuse, Tail Light Lamps /
Flashers / Indicator Lamps
/ Horn
Fuse, Ignition / Gauges
Fuse, Accessory
Bulb, Headlight
(International)
Bulb, Taillight
Bulb, Turn Signal
Bulb, Indicator
38 amp
YTX20HL-BS / 12 Volts 18 Amp Hour / 310 CCA
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
15 amp
15 amp
High H11 / Low H11 (VEGAS 8-BALL/BOARDWALK)
High H4 (W5W) (JUDGE/HIGH-BALL)
Non-Serviceable LED
R10W / Auto-Cancel System (VEGAS 8-BALL/HIGH-BALL)
Non-serviceable LED (JUDGE/BOARDWALK)
Non-serviceable LED
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
Fuel Specifications
For best performance, use only unleaded gasoline with a 91 pump octane minimum (R+M/2
Method).
DO NOT USE E85 GASOLINE OR GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL. Using E85
gasoline or gasoline/methanol blends can result in poor starting and driveability, and may
damage critical fuel system components.
Gasoline containing up to 15% Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) can be used.
Gasoline containing up to 10% Ethanol can be used.
Gasoline that has been reformulated or oxygenated can be used.
Engine Oil Specifications
Polaris recommends the use of VICTORY Brand Synthetic Blend 20W-40 Motor Oil or an
equivalent oil designed for use with wet clutches (such as those with a JASO MA rating).
Service Manual Availability
See your dealer to purchase a VICTORY Service Manual for your motorcycle.
Identification Numbers
Record important identification numbers below.
Vehicle Identification Number: _______________________________________
(Located on right side of steering head) (see page 21)
Engine Identification Number: _______________________________________
(Located on crankcase behind rear cylinder)
Ignition Key Number: _______________________________________________
(Stamped on shaft of key)
Model Number: ____________________________________________________
(Located on left side of steering head)
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Maintenance Record
SERVICE PERFORMED
COMMENTS
MILES
(KM)
DATE
PERFORMED
BY
103
Maintenance Record
SERVICE PERFORMED
104
COMMENTS
MILES
(KM)
DATE
PERFORMED
BY
Index
A
About the Rider’s Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Accelerating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Accessories, How to Choose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Accessory Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Aluminum Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Apparel, Protective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Axle Inspection, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Axle Inspection, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Charging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Connecting Cables Properly. . . . . . . . . 76
Electrolyte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Emergency Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Brake Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Brake Fluid Level, Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Brake Fluid Level, Rear Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Brake Fluid Maintenance, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Brake Fluid Maintenance, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Brake Lever Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Brake Lever Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Brake Lever, Front Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 39
Brake Line Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Brake Line Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Brake Pad Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Brake Pad Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Brake Pedal Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brake Pedal Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brake Pedal, Rear Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 40
Brake Systems Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-68
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Break-in Period, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-47
C
Cargo Loading Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
Cargo Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Carrying a Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Carrying Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
Caution Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Check Engine Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chrome Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Cleaning Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Cleaning, Matte Clear Coat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Cleaning, Suede Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
C
Clock, Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Cable Lubrication (Mechanical) . . . . . . . .
Clutch Inspection (Mechanical) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Lever Freeplay (Mechanical) . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Lever Lubrication (Mechanical) . . . . . . . .
Clutch Maintenance (Mechanical) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crankcase Ventilation Hose Inspection . . . . . . . .
27
65
42
30
65
65
65
62
D
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Diagnostic Functionality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Display Units, Standard/Metric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Drive Belt Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Drive Belt Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Drive Belt Tension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Drive Belt Tension Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-56
E
Electrical Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Electrical Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Electromagnetic Interference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Emissions Control System Warranty . . . . . . . 90-93
Engine Break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-47
Engine Compression Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Engine Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Engine Identification Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Engine Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Engine Oil Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Engine Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Equipment Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Error Codes, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Evaporative Emission Control System . . . . . . 37, 62
Exhaust Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Exhaust System Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
F
Fastener Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Fluid, Front Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Fluid, Rear Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Fluid Level, Front Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Fluid Level, Rear Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Fork Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Front Axle Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Front Brake Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 39
Front Fork Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Fuel Cap Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fuel Fill Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
105
Index
F
M
Fuel Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Fuel Hose Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Fuel Hose, Rail and Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fuel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fuel Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Fuel System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63
Fuel System, Priming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Fuel Tank Removal/Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Fuse Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Fuse Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103-104
Maintenance Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Maintenance Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Maintenance Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Maintenance, Initial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Maintenance, Periodic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Maintenance, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Matte Clear Coat Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Metric Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
MFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-29
Mode Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Modifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Motorcycle Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Motorcycle Safety Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Multi-Function Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-29
G
Gasoline Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Gear Shift Pedal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Gear Shift Pedal Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Gear Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
H
Halogen Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebar Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebar Controls, Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebar Controls, Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebar Position (HIGH-BALL) . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight Aim Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight Aim Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight Lamp Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Helmet Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
79
22
30
31
75
78
78
79
13
I
Identification Number, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Identification Numbers Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Ignition Key Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ignition Key Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Ignition Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Indicator Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Information Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Inspections, Pre-Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-44
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-29
K
Key Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
L
Labels, Safety & Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Leather Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
106
N
Noise Control System Tampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Noise Emission Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Notice Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
O
Oil and Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
P
Painted Finish, Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Parking on a Slope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Parking on a Soft Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Parking the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 50
Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Polished Aluminum Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Polishing
Leather, Rubber and Vinyl . . . . . . . . . 86
Paint and Chrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Polished Aluminum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Premium Long-Lasting Protection . . . 85
Polishing the Motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-85
Preload Adjustment, Rear Shock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Preload Inspection, Rear Shock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Priming the Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Protectant, Leather, Rubber and Vinyl . . . . . . . . . 86
Protective Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Pure VICTORY Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Index
R
S
Rear Axle Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Rear Brake Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 40
Refueling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Ride Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Ride Height Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Ride Height Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Riding Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Riding Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Riding with a Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Road Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Rubber Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Running out of Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Spark Plug Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Spark Plug Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Specifications
BOARDWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-101
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
HAMMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97
HIGH-BALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-101
JUDGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-101
VEGAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-101
VEGAS JACKPOT . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-99
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Spring Preload Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Spring Preload Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Stabilizer, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Steering Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 62
Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Storage
Area Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Battery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Clean and Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Engine Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Motorcycle Covers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Removal From . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Rodent Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Tire Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Suede Paint Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Suspension Inspection, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Suspension Inspection, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Suspension Maintenance, Front . . . . . . . . . . . 61-62
Suspension Maintenance, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-61
Swing Arm Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Switches
Emergency Flasher Switch . . . . . . . . . 30
Engine Stop/Run Switch . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Hazard Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
High Beam/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . 30
Horn Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ignition Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Mode Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Starter Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Turn Signal Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
S
Saddlebags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Safe Riding Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Safe Riding Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Safety Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Safety Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Safety Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Seat Installation
BOARDWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
HAMMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
JACKPOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
JUDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
VEGAS 8-BALL/HIGH-BALL. . . . . . 74
Seat Removal
BOARDWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
HAMMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
JACKPOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
JUDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
VEGAS 8-BALL/HIGH-BALL. . . . . . 74
Service Manual Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Shift Pedal Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Shift Point Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shifting Gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48
Shock
Ride Height Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Ride Height Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Spring Preload Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 60
Spring Preload Inspection . . . . . . . . . . 59
Side Cover Removal & Installation . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Side View Components, Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Side View Components, Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sidestand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Sidestand Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Sidestand Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Signal Words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
107
Index
T
Throttle Cable Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Control Grip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Freeplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Freeplay Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Tread Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Tire Tread Depth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Tool, Universal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
108
V
64
31
41
64
41
49
64
47
38
38
38
69
53
16
30
Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
VIN Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Vinyl Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
W
Warning Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warranty Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95
Washing
Before Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Quick Clean-Ups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Spray-Rinse-and-Ride Wash . . . . . . . 82
Standard "Bucket Wash" . . . . . . . . . . 82
Washing the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-82
Wheel Alignment, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Wheel Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Wheel Spoke Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70